French: Miro à ventre citron German: Limonenbauchschnäpper Spanish: Petroica limón
Other common names:
Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
M. f. laeta
Salvadori, 1878 – N New Guinea, in Wandammen Peninsula and NW Lowlands E to Sepik–Ramu and Huon Gulf.
M. f. tarara
Rand, 1940 – S New Guinea, in S lowlands, Trans-Fly, and W part of the SE Peninsula.
M. f. flavissima
Schodde & Mason, 1999 – SE New Guinea (E from Wau in N and from Kemp Welch R in S), islands in Torres Strait and NE Australia (Cape York Peninsula).
M. f. flavigaster
Gould, 1843 – NC Australia: N Northern Territory.
M. f. laetissima
Rothschild, 1916 – NE Australia (NE Queensland from Halifax Bay S to Broad Sound).
12·5–14·5 cm; 11–14 g. Nominate race is olive-brown above, rump slightly darker, with narrow dusky loral stripe, narrow diffuse off-white... read more
Song a series of rich and varied clear whistles, repeated “pa-treeter” or “peter... read more
In New Guinea inhabits eucalypt (Eucalyptus) savanna, open woodland and mangroves, also... read more
Food and feeding
Insects and other small arthropods. Forages at all levels, but mostly above 4 m. In mangroves, feeds at all levels from ground to canopy,... read more
Recorded in all months in Australia, main peak Sept (smaller peak Dec–Jan) in Queensland, Feb–Oct (peaks Mar–Apr and Aug... read more
Apparently sedentary; present at sites throughout year. Few recoveries of marked individuals, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to common in most of range; uncommon in Western Australia (race tormenti). Average population density in an area of coastal... read more
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