Diamond Firetail (Sparrow) - Stagonopleura guttata
Distribution: Eastern and South-east Australia
Adult male breeding: grey head, black lores and red eye-ring; broad black band across white-spotted breast.
Adult female breeding: as male, but lores duller or greyer, pale eye-ring and thinner breast-band.
The song is a series of low-pitched buzzing or rasping
The main contact note is a long drawn-out whistling
'twooo-heee', that of male being louder than that of
female's; also has a loud buzzing 'zeep' as a threat
display. Alarm is a loud 'tay, tay, tay'.