Crested Shrike-tit (species: Falcunculus frontatus) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Falcunculus frontatus
Crested Shrike-tit

©David Jenkins: Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)

©Tom Tarrant: Male Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)

©David Cook: Male Crested Shrike-tit (Falcunculus frontatus)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Pachycephalidae
Genus Falcunculus
Species Falcunculus frontatus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 15 cm to 19 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is endemic to Australia where it inhabits open eucalypt forest and woodland. (Wikipedia)


It feeds mainly on insects, spiders and, sometimes, particularly during the breeding season, young birds. Thistles are also taken. It has a somewhat parrot-like bill, used for distinctive bark-stripping behaviour, which gains it access to invertebrates. (Wkipedia)

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