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8Â·5â€“10Â·5 cm (3Â¼-4 in)
Bright yellow undertail and throat
Female has yellow spots on the head and a pale throat.
There are 3 subspecies:
Eucalypt forests and woodlands but occurs in parks and gardens.
They spend most of their time feeding in the canopy; their main prey items are lerps and some psyllid insects; they also eat a lot of sugary plant exudates. They may also forage close to the ground where they can be viewed easily.
The nest is an enlarged, lined chamber at the end of narrow tunnel, excavated in an earth bank. Sometimes they nest in tree hollows and occasionally in artificial structures. Both parents share nest-building, incubation of the eggs and feeding of the young when they hatch.
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