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Juveniles have blue eyering
There are 5 subspecies:
An additional subspecies M.b. augustus is generally considered invalid.
Rainforest, eucalypt forest, woodlands, swamp-woodlands. Scrublands - mallee, belar; coastal tea-tree; banksia scrubs.
The food includes mainly insects with some nectar.
It builds a cup shaped nest from bark, grass, animal hair, bound with spiderweb.
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