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Range DescriptionThis widespread species ranges from South Asia, through parts of continental and insular Southeast Asia, Melanesia and Australia. In South Asia, this species is presently known from Bangladesh (Sylhet division) (Sarker and Sarker 2005; Srinivasulu and Srinivasulu 2005), India (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal) and Sri Lanka (North Central, Uva and Western provinces) (Molur et al. 2002; Srinivasulu et al. in press). In South Asia, it has been recorded from sea level to 1,200 m asl (Molur et al. 2002). It has been recorded from continental Southeast Asia, in Myanmar, southern Thailand, Cambodia (known only from a collection in Phnom Phen [G. Csorba pers. comm.]), southwestern Viet Nam, Peninsular Malaysia and possibly Singapore. Within insular Southeast Asia, the species has been recorded from the islands of Sumatra and Java (Indonesia), Borneo (Indonesia and Malaysia only), Sulawesi (Indonesia), the island of Timor (East Timor and Indonesia), Halmahera (Indonesia), the Talaud Islands (Indonesia) and Ternate Island (Indonesia), and the Philippines. In the Philippines it has been the species has been recorded from sea level to 800 m asl (Heaney et al. 1998) from Catanduanes, Luzon and Mindoro (Corbet and Hill 1992) Mindanao (Misamis Oriental, Zamboanga del Sur provinces), and Negros (Heaney et al. 1998) although it is likely to occur throughout the country except for the Batanes/Babuyan region (L. Heaney pers. comm. 2006). It has been recorded from scattered localities on the island of New Guinea (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea), on Yapen Island (Papua Province, Indonesia), on the Bismarck Archipelago and the Trobriand Islands (Papua New Guinea), on Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea). It has also been recorded from the island of Guadacanal in the Solomon Islands and from coastal northern and northeastern Australia (Queensland and Northern Territory) (Corbet and Hill 1992; Flannery 1995; Strahan 1995; Bonaccorso 1998). In the Northern Territory of Australia, there have been relatively few records, with the only confirmed records from the Kakadu lowlands (Woinarski and Milne 2005). This is partly due to the lack of a diagnostic call that can be assigned to the species and can be used for its detection (Woinarkski and Milne 2005).