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14â€“18 cm (5Â½-7 in)
Endemic to Australia.
Formerly placed in genus Phylidonyris.
There are 2 ubspecies:
Coastal and inland dryish heaths and low woodland.
Their main diet consists of nectar taken from a wide variety of flowering shrubs. They also eat insects, often taken in flight.
They construct a strong cup nest from twigs, strips of bark and grass. It is lined with with soft material such as plant down, wool and fur. It is placed in a clump of grass or low in a dense bush. The clutch is thought to contain or 2 or three eggs.
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