- Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus
14â€“17 cm (5Â½-6Â¾ in)
- Dark grey upperparts
- Pale brown-grey-white below
- Yellow wing patches
- White streak above eye
- Dark crescent across both sides of breast, white line below crescent
- White tail markings
- Red brown iris
- Downcurved bill
- Olive brown upperparts
- White-brown-grey below
- Olive yellow wing patches
- Olive crescent across both sides of breast
South east Australia: found in New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
Locally fairly common on the mainland, often common in Tasmania.
There are 2 subspecies
- Mount Lofty Range and Kangaroo Island (South Australia)
Three additional subspecies - rex, inornatus and indistinctus are generally considered invalid.
Photo © by The Bosun
Brownhill Creek Conservation Park, Adelaide, South Australia
, June 2010
Woodland, forest, scrub and heath and gardens.
The diet includes nectar, insects and fruit.
The cup shaped nest is built by the female, from twigs, grass, bark, and plant materials; it is lined with moss, fur, and down. The eggs are incubated by the female; the young are fed by both parents.
Photo © by peterday
Normanville, Adelaide, South Australia
, Jan 2016
- Clements, JF. 2010. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2010. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/Clements%206.5.xls/view
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