French: Gérygone des mangroves German: Mangrovegerygone Spanish: Gerigón de manglar
Port Essington, Coburg Peninsula, Northern Territory, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
G. l. pallida
Finsch, 1898 – coastal S New Guinea from Triton Bay and Mimika R E to Port Moresby region.
G. l. levigaster
Gould, 1843 – N Western Australia (NW edge of Great Sandy Desert E to Roebuck Bay) E patchily along coast (including Groote Eylandt and Mornington I) to N Queensland (S to Princess Charlotte Bay, in NE Cape York Peninsula).
G. l. cantator
(Weatherill, 1908) – coastal E Australia from NE Queensland (Cleveland Bay) S to Sydney region of New South Wales.
9·5–11·5 cm; c. 6 g. Nominate race is grey-brown above, with distinct narrow dark loral stripe, obvious white supercilium ending just behind eye, narrow white broken... read more
Song, throughout year (mostly in breeding season in far S of range), a sweet, rich, tuneful, rather... read more
In Australia primarily mangroves; also adjacent forest, thicket and woodland, such as paperbarks (... read more
Food and feeding
Recorded prey includes beetles (of families Chrysomelidae, Curculionidae), grasshoppers (Orthoptera), wasps (Hymenoptera), ants (Formicidae... read more
Recorded in all months, but principally spring-summer in E Australia and autumn-spring dry season in N; multi-brooded, and will renest... read more
Primarily resident, but some change in seasonal abundance is apparent in far S of range.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Uncommon in New Guinea, largely confined to mangroves in S, extending to isthmus at head of Geelvink Bay in NW. Fairly common and widespread but... read more
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