French: Gérygone brune German: Grauwangengerygone Spanish: Gerigón pardo
Gerygone laevigaster mouki
Cairns, north-east Queensland, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. m. mouki
Mathews, 1912 – NE Queensland (from near Cooktown S to Paluma), in NE Australia.
G. m. amalia
Meise, 1931 – Clarke Range S to Connors Range, in E Queensland.
G. m. richmondi
(Mathews, 1915) – coastal and subcoastal E Australia from SE Queensland (Dawes Range) S, inland to E scarps of Great Dividing Range, to Victoria (W Gippsland).
9–11 cm; 5·5 g. The smallest Australian gerygone. Nominate race is olive-brown above, slightly tinged greyish; black loral line, pale supercilium extending to... read more
Song, throughout year (reportedly by both sexes in breeding season), a twittering flat “what-... read more
Primarily rainforest, also other wet forests, gulleys and riparian vegetation, moving to non-... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; takes beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera), lerp insects (Psyllidae), wasps and ants (Hymenoptera), and... read more
Season Jun–Feb, mostly Sept–Dec, earlier in tropics than in S of range. Nest built by female, an oval, tapered domed structure... read more
Largely resident; some local movements reported around Atherton Tableland (Queensland) and in SE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Widespread and common in E Australia E of Great Dividing Range. This species’ voice is a typical sound of the rainforests of E... read more
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