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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia
 Terrestrial Habitats
Conservation status
IUCNLeast Concern

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The male Southern Logrunner is reddish above mottled with black. The flight feathers are barred. Female is similar but has more reddish throat. source: OZ Animals

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Species Lists

Queensland : Conservation Status
taxonId: 1447
Kingdom: animals
Class: birds
Family: Orthonychidae
scientificNameAuthorship: Ranzani,1822
status: Least concern wildlife
sourceStatus: Least concern wildlife
QLD_NCA_status: C
QLD_NCA_status_description: Least concern wildlife
Endemicity: QAI
Endemicity_description: Naturally occurs in Australia and overseas
Biological, ecological, conservation and legal information for all species and subspecies of Australian bird
genus: Orthonyx
specificEpithet: temminckii
infraspecificEpithet: NA
scientificName_CandB: Orthonyx temminckii
nameAccordingTo: NA
Family_vernacularName: Logrunners
family: Orthonychidae
order: Passeriformes
taxonRank: species
Ultrataxon: 1
UltrataxaPerSpecies: 1
SpeciesPerGenus: 3
GeneraPerFamily: 1
FamiliesPerOrder: 136
SpeciesUniqueness: 13.5
UltrataxonUniqueness: 22.3
PatchClade: BC8
HackettFineClades: Australasian Babblers, Logrunners
HackettCoarseClades: Australasian Babblers, Logrunners
PopulationDescription: Endemic (entirely Australian)
establishmentMeans: Endemic (entirely Australian)
CoreTaxa: 1
Non-breedingPopulationsOfCoreTaxa: 0
Extinct: 0
Introduced: 0
Vagrant: 0
Supplementary: 0
EndemicEntirelyInAustralia: 1
EndemicBreedingOnly: 0
Non-breedingOnly: 0
PercentInAustraliaBreeding: 7
PercentInAustraliaNon-breeding: 7
GlobalIUCNStatus_2015: LC
GlobalIUCNCriteria_2015: NA
AustralianStatus_1990: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_1990: NA
AustralianStatus_2000: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_2000: NA
AustralianStatus_2010: LC
AustralianStatusCriteria_2010: NA
AustralianStatusJuly_2015: LC
AustralianStatusCriteriaJuly_2015: NA
EPBCStatusJuly_2015: not listed
EPBCYearListed: NA
BonnConvention: not listed
CAMBA: not listed
JAMBA: not listed
ROKAMBA: not listed
Migratory: not listed
EPBCMarine: not listed
ACTStatus_2015: not listed
NSWStatus_2015: not listed
NTStatus_2015: not listed
QLDStatus_2015: LC
SAStatus_2015: not listed
TASStatus_2015: not listed
VICStatus_2015: not listed
WAStatus_2015: not listed
AustralianCapitalTerritory: not listed
NewSouthWales: Core
NorthernTerritory: not listed
Queensland: Core
SouthAustralia: not listed
Tasmania: not listed
Victoria: not listed
WesternAustralia: not listed
NorfolkIsland: not listed
LordHoweIsland: not listed
HeardIsland: not listed
MacquarieIsland: not listed
ChristmasIsland: not listed
CocosKeelingIsland: not listed
AshmoreAndOtherIndianOceanIslands: not listed
CoralSea: not listed
AustralianFishingZone: 0
AlsoInPapuaNewGuinea: not listed
ConnectivityWithPapuaNewGuinea: NA
AlsoInIndonesia: not listed
ConnectivityWithIndonesia: NA
AlsoInTimor-Leste: not listed
ConnectivityWithTimor-Leste: NA
AlsoInNewZealand: not listed
ConnectivityWithNewZealand: NA
AlsoInNewCaledonia: not listed
ConnectivityWithNewCaledonia: NA
AustralianContinentalIslandOnly: 0
AustralianOceanicIslandOnly: 0
BodyLength: 19
BodyLengthMin: 18
BodyLengthMax: 21
BodyMassAverage: 58.8
BodyMassMin: 49.0
BodyMassMax: 75.0
MaleBodyMassAverage: 62.6
MaleBodyMassMin: 58.0
MaleBodyMassMax: 75.0
FemaleBodyMassAverage: 55.1
FemaleBodyMassMin: 49.0
FemaleBodyMassMax: 58.0
UnsexedBodyMassAverage: NAV
UnsexedBodyMassMin: NAV
UnsexedBodyMassMax: NAV
SourceOfBodyMassData: HANZAB
BrainVolume: 1.76
BrainMass: 1.82
BrainMassResidual: 0.12
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialAridShrubland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialChenopodShrubland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialHeath: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTriodiaHummockGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialOtherGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialMallee: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTropicalSavannaWoodland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTemperateDrySclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 0
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialTemperateWetSclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialRainforest: 1
FeedingHabitatTerrestrialMangroveTrees: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersRiversAndStreams: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersDeepOpenWater: 0
FeedingHabitat_Inland_waters_Shallow_open_water: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersReedsAndTallWetGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatInlandWatersLowMarshlandAndWetGrassland: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSandy: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalRocky: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSoftMud: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalSaltmarsh: 0
FeedingHabitatCoastalMangroveFloor: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineVeryColdPelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineColdPelagic: 0
138FeedingHabitatMarineTemperatePelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineWarmPelagic: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineColdInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineTemperateInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatMarineWarmInshore: 0
FeedingHabitatOtherNon-AustralianHabitat: 0
FeedingHabitatAgriculturalLandscapes: 0
FeedingHabitatUrbanLandscapes: 0
BreedingHabitatAridShrubland: 0
BreedingHabitatChenopodShrubland: 0
BreedingHabitatHeath: 0
BreedingHabitatTriodiaHummockGrassland: 0
BreedingHabitatOtherGrassland: 0
BreedingHabitatMallee: 0
BreedingHabitatTropicalSavannaWoodland: 0
BreedingHabitatTemperateDrySclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 0
BreedingHabitatTemperateWetSclerophyllForestAndWoodland: 1
BreedingHabitatRainforest: 1
BreedingHabitatMangrove: 0
BreedingHabitatInlandWetland: 0
BreedingHabitatBeachesAndSandCays: 0
BreedingHabitatRockyCoastsAndIslets: 0
BreedingHabitatOtherNon-AustralianHabitats: 0
BreedingHabitatAgriculturalLands: 0
BreedingHabitatUrban: 0
FoodFruit: 0
FoodNectarOrPollen: 0
FoodSeeds: 0
FoodFoliageOrherbs: 0
FoodCormsOrtub: 0
FoodTerrestrial_invertebrates: 1
FoodTerrestrialVertebrates: 0
FoodCarrion: 0
FoodIntertidalInvertebrates: 0
FoodFishOrInvertebratesMarine: 0
FoodfishOrInvertebratesInlandWaters: 0
FeedingAggregationSolitary: 0
FeedingAggregationPairs: 1
FeedingAggregationFlocks: 1
MeanFlightInitiationDistance: 4.5
ClutchSizeAverage: 2.0
ClutchSizeMin: 1
ClutchSizeMax: 3
EggLength: 28.7
EggDiameter: 21.3
NestLocationGroundLevel: 1
NestLocationSupported: 1
NestLocationHanging: 0
NestLocationBurrow: 0
NestLocationHollow: 0
NestLocationFloating: 0
NestAggregationSolitary: 1
NestAggregationColonial: 0
NestAggregationParasitic: 0
BreedingSystemCooperative: 0
NationalMovementLocalDispersal: 1
NationalMovementPartialMigrant: 0
NationalMovementTotalMigrant: 0
NationalMovementNomadicOropportunistic: 0
NationalMovementIrruptive: 0
NatureOfInternationalMovements: none
MixingBeyondAustralia: 0
LevelOfInternationalGeneticExchange: nil
LevelOfInternationalGeneticExchangeReliability: certain
MaximumTimeElapsedToRecapture: 2485
MaximumDistanceOfRecapture: 0
NumberOfBandedBirdsRecovered: 23
ClimateSpecialisation: 3.251
SpecialisationIndex: 1.27
SensitivityIndex: 1.19
AreaOfSuitableClimateInsideRange: 85
AreaOfSuitableClimateOutsideRange: 13
PercentOfSuitableClimateCurrentlyInsideRange: 87
PercentOfSuitableClimateRemainingInsideRange: 32
InsideRange_10thPercentile: 2
InsideRange_90thPercentile: 89
PercentOfSuitableClimateRemainingOutsideRange: 39
OutsideRange_10thPercentile: 6
OutsideRange_90thPercentile: 100
ClimateModelFactorAnnualMeanTemperature: 15
ClimateModelFactorTemperatureSeasonality: 6
ClimateModelFactorMaxTemperatureOfWarmestMonth: 0
ClimateModelFactorMinTemperatureOfColdestMonth: 0
ClimateModelFactorAnnualPrecipitation: 24
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationSeasonality: 6
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationOfWettestQuarter: 21
ClimateModelFactorPrecipitationOfDriestQuarter: 27
MeanMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
MaximumMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
ChangeInMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
ChangeInMaximumMarineProductivityAroundBreedingColonies: NA
BirdLifeAustraliaSpeciesNumber: 434
BirdLifeAustraliaTaxonID: u434

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Orthonyx temminckii


Synonyms Source
Orthonyx temmincki Ranzani, 1822 Ranzani, 1822 Ranzani, 1822
Published in: Ranzani, C. 1822. Elementi di Zoologia. (3 vols) Bologna Vol. 3
Orthonyx maculatus Stephens, 1826 Stephens, 1826 Stephens, 1826
Published in: Stephens, J.F. 1826. In, General Zoology or Systematic Natural History, commenced by the late George Shaw, M.D.F.R.S. & C. Aves London : J. & A. Arch etc. Vol. XIV pp. Pt I 385 pp. pls 1-41
Orthonyx spinicaudus Temminck, 1827 Temminck, 1827 Temminck, 1827
Published in: Temminck, C.J. 1827. Nouveau Recueil des Planches Coloriees d'Oiseaux pour servir de suite et de complement aux Planches Enluminees de Buffon Paris : G. Levrault Vol. 1-4
Orthonyx temminckii chandleri Mathews, 1912 Mathews, 1912 Mathews, 1912
Published in: Mathews, G.M. 1912. A Reference-List to the Birds of Australia. Novit. Zool. Vol. 18 pp. 171-455

Common Names

Common name Source
Australian Logrunner
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Southern Logrunner
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Working classification

Orthonyx temminckii  Recorded in Australia

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