French: Gérygone à gorge blanche German: Weißkehlgerygone Spanish: Gerigón gorjiblanco
New South Wales, Australia.
Subspecies and Distribution
G. o. cinerascens
Sharpe, 1878 – SE New Guinea (around Port Moresby area and Gulf of Papua coast), and NE Australia (N & C Cape York Peninsula).
G. o. rogersi
Mathews, 1911 – N Australia from Western Australia (Roebuck Bay) E to SE corner of Gulf of Carpentaria.
G. o. olivacea
(Gould, 1838) – E Australia from base of Cape York Peninsula S (extending inland to W slopes of Great Dividing Range) to SE & SC Victoria; scattered records in extreme E coastal South Australia.
9–11·5 cm; c. 7 g. One of the more striking members of genus. Nominate race has dark face, with blackish loral line to eye, white supraloral spot extending to... read more
Song serves territorial and advertising function, may be given at any time (more often in spring),... read more
Mainly open dry eucalypt (Eucalyptus) woodland and dense riparian vegetation in tropical,... read more
Food and feeding
Insectivorous; wide variety of arthropod prey recorded, including beetles (Coleoptera), flies (Diptera), bugs (Hemiptera) including lerp... read more
Season generally Aug–Jan, with additional records Mar–May; usually single brooded. Nest oval, domed, with hooded side entrance... read more
Resident in New Guinea. Resident over much of range in Australia, but most S breeders seemingly... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely distributed and common to uncommon in N & E Australia; uncommon and with rather relict distribution in New Guinea. Found in New Guinea... read more
Only subscribers are able to see the bibliography. Login or Subscribe to get access to a lot of extra features!