French: Gérygone blafarde German: Braunrückengerygone Spanish: Gerigón sombrío
Fitzroy River, north Western Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. t. tenebrosa
(R. Hall, 1901) – coastal SW Kimberley Division of Western Australia, from Yampi Peninsula (mouth of Trent R) S to La Grange.
G. t. christophori
Mathews, 1912 – Pilbara coast from Kamersham S to N Shark Bay (CW Western Australia).
10–12·5 cm; c. 7·5 g. A distinctive pale-eyed medium-sized gerygone. Nominate race has dark loral stripe to eye, whitish supercilium to just behind eye (... read more
Song a “chewee-chew-chewee-cheweechee-chut-chee-chewee-chee” series, more repetitive... read more
Mangrove woodlands and coastal thickets; attracted particularly to flowering mangroves. Alleged... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insects, including lepidopterans, beetles (Coleoptera), bugs (Hemiptera), wasps (Hymenoptera) and flies (Diptera); spiders (... read more
Poorly known. Recorded Sept–Jan, mainly in dry season. Nest a compact, tightly woven domed structure (much smaller than nest of G... read more
Resident, but poorly known; records from offshore islands and isolated mangrove patches suggest... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in West Australian Mangroves Secondary Area. Generally poorly known; seems fairly common in remote tropical and... read more
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