French: Zostérops à ventre jaune German: Mangrovebrillenvogel Spanish: Anteojitos australiano
Other common names:
Greenhill Island, Van Diemen Gulf, Northern Territory, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
Z. l. balstoni
Ogilvie-Grant, 1909 – coastal NW Australia from Shark Bay (including Dirk Hartog I) E to Wotjulum (King Sound) and N Kimberley district.
Z. l. luteus
Gould, 1843 – coastal N Australia from N Kimberley district E, including coastal islands of Melville, Bickerton, Groote Eylandt and Sir Edward Pellew Group, to W Cape York Peninsula (Edward R); isolated population in E Queensland (region of Ayr–mouth of Burdekin R).
9·5–11 cm; 8·4–11·3 g. Nominate race has forehead and supraloral region yellow, white eyering interrupted at front by blackish loral stripe,... read more
Song described as a high, sonorous and variable strophe, or a series of piping melodious notes,... read more
Purely coastal: chiefly mangroves, but also acacia (Acacia) thickets, adjacent eucalypts... read more
Food and feeding
Insects including larvae, most importantly Diptera (mosquitoes and midges), small beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), Lepidoptera, also... read more
Mainly Oct–Mar; no obvious seasonality and throughout year (except Nov) in Darwin region, with possible peak in late dry season (Sept... read more
Seemingly nomadic locally outside breeding season, when wanders inland (never farther than several... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common locally; dependent on mangroves. One of the four most abundant species in mangroves of Darwin area (Northern Territory), with densities of 5... read more
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