Mitchell River Falls, Mitchell Plateau, Kimberley Division, north-west Australia.
Until recently treated as conspecific with M. albilineatus; molecular analyses#R indicate that both are also closely allied to M. reticulatus and that these are best treated as three separate species. Present species differs from M. albilineatus in its slightly paler mantle, scapulars, back and rump (1); whiter belly in centre (1); “very indistinct” vs “contrasting” yellow-olive panel on closed wing (2); and song#R with its faster pace (2), presence of short notes which have a high frequency range (2), absence of long tremulous notes (ns) and slightly lower minimum frequencies (ns)#R. Monotypic.
N Western Australia: Kimberley Division from Admiralty Gulf and Drysdale R S to King Leopold Ranges, E to Drysdale River National Park, and including islands off NW coast (Boongaree, Bigge and Wollaston, in Bonaparte Archipelago).
Food and feeding
Status and conservation
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