- Entomyzon cyanotis
26â€“32Â·3 cm (10Â¼-12Â¾ in)
- White underparts
- Olive back and wings
- Bare blue skin around eye
- Blackish head and throat
- White stripe round nape
- Fledgling is 'red/brown' changing to bronze then yellow maturing through green and finally blue face patch.
Southeast Asia and Australasia
South-east Asia: Indonesia
Australasia: Papua New Guinea, Australia, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia.
There are 4 subspecies:
It is found in tropical, sub-tropical and wetter temperate or semi-arid zones, mostly in open forests and woodlands close to water, mangroves and coastal heathland, wallum areas. Open scrub and suburban gardens.
The greet each other by lowering the head and opening the mouth in a wide yawning gape.
The diet includes insects, pollen, fruit, (especially bananas or grapes) and nectar.
It builds a bowl shaped nest from twigs and bark. The clutch consists of 2 buff-pink eggs, splotched with red-brown or purple. The nest is parasitised by the Asian Koel.
Sub-adults help feed the juveniles.
- Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2017, with updates to August 2017. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved July 2018)
- BF Member observations
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