French: Polochion à menton jaune German: Glattstirn-Lederkopf Spanish: Filemón goligualdo
interior of New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. papuensis
Mayr & Rand, 1935 – CS New Guinea (Merauke E to Oriomo R).
P. c. sordidus
(Gould, 1848) – N Western Australia (mainly N of 19° S, including many offshore islands) E through Top End of Northern Territory (including Melville I, Groote Eylandt and Sir Edward Pellew Is) to NW Queensland (S to Selwyn Range).
P. c. citreogularis
(Gould, 1837) – Queensland (from Cape York Peninsula and E of Diamantina Drainage Basin) to New South Wales (largely absent E of Great Divide in SE), N Victoria and extreme CE South Australia (along Murray R).
27 cm (25–29); male 58–71 g and female 59–84 g (nominate), male 50–77 g and female 48–76·5 g (sordidus), one male 53 g and one... read more
Not well known. Variety of calls, and can be very noisy (though usually not so noisy as larger... read more
In New Guinea occupies savanna woodland and monsoon forest. In Australia common in wide range of... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly nectar and invertebrates (mainly insects, also spiders); also flowers, fruit and seeds. Forages at all levels, mostly in... read more
Nestlings recorded in Apr and late Oct and fledglings early Apr in New Guinea; in Australia season Aug–Apr (clutches Sept–Apr... read more
Not properly known. Appears largely resident throughout range, but partly migratory in SE Australia... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. In New Guinea generally fairly common to common, and locally abundant; common in Australia. No estimates of total abundance, but recorded densities... read more
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