Southern Whiteface (Aphelocephala leucopsis) - HBW 12, p. 610
French: Gérygone blanchâtre
Spanish: Cariblanco Meridional
Other common names: (Common/Central Australian) Whiteface, White-faced Squeaker/Titmouse; Eastern Whiteface (leucopsis); Chestnut-bellied/(Western) Pallid Whiteface (castaneiventris)
Taxonomy: Xerophila leucopsis Gould, 1841, South Australia.
Races probably intergrade in SE Western Australia, but circumstances poorly known. Paler birds from SC Australia (S Northern Territory, NW South Australia and adjacent Western Australia) included in nominate, but sometimes considered to represent an additional race (whitei). Two subspecies presently recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- castaneiventris (Milligan, 1903) - C Western Australia.
- leucopsis (Gould, 1841) - SE Western Australia E to S Queensland, inland E New South Wales and Victoria.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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Perched on a fence. Locality Nangar National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Stephen Wallace 27 September 2010 2 years ago 17 sec 4.5
Calling from rock then on the ground with a Double-barred Finch. Other Southern Whiteface and other species calling in the back Locality Nangar National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Stephen Wallace 27 September 2010 2 years ago 12 sec 4
A bird singing in a tree, then flying away Locality Brookfield Conservation Park, South Australia, Australia (ssp leucopsis)
Nick Talbot 14 April 2006 6 years ago 6 sec 3.7
A bird on a dead trunk and near its nest Locality Arid Lands Botanic Gardens, Port Augusta, South Australia, Australia (ssp leucopsis)
Nick Talbot 3 October 2004 7 years ago 15 sec 3.5
A bird singing on a branch Locality Brookfield Conservation Park, South Australia, Australia (ssp leucopsis)
Philip Griffin 14 April 2006 6 years ago 24 sec 3.4
A bird perched and then another bird on the ground. Locality Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Victoria, Australia (ssp leucopsis)
Josep del Hoyo 29 October 2009 2 years ago 21 sec 3.2
Locality Cocoparra National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 30 April 2010 2 years ago 3.5
Locality Williamsdale, New South Wales, Australia
Margaret Leggoe 16 November 2010 2 years ago 3.2
Locality Binya State Forest, Griffith, New South Wales, Australia (ssp leucopsis)
Michael Retter 30 October 2009 3 years ago 2