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Alternative name: Little Restless Flycatcher
18.5 cm (7ΒΌ in)
Immatures similar to adults but paler, with buffy wash on breast and whitish tips on upperwing-coverts
 Similar species
Smaller than Restless Flycatcher, with a shorter bill and blacker-looking upperparts.
North Australia and extreme South New Guinea.
Found in tropical eucalypt savanna woodland, paperbark woodland, riverine woodland, billabongs, pandanus thickets, scrub and sedge in grassy floodplains. Usually near water.
Often rather tame. Sweeps its tail frequently from side to side.
Feeds on arthropods including spiders, centipedes and insects.
Breeding season from August to April, up to three broods per year. The nest is a cup made of bark shreds and grass. It's placed in a fork of a dead sapling or shrub 1 to 6 m above the ground near water. Lays 3 to 4 eggs.
This is a sedentary species.
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