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Photo by tcollins
Darwin, Australia, July 2006
Manorina flavigula


Female and Juvenile
Photo by Andy T
Yulara, nr Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia, March 2009

22–28 cm (8¾-11 in)

  • Olive-yellow forehead
  • Grey crown, hindneck and neck sides
  • Whitish scaling on neck sides
  • Yellow wings and tail edges
  • Pale grey underparts
  • Light brown scalloping on breast
  • White rump
  • Black face
  • Yellow bare eye skin, bill, legs and feet
  • White tail tips


Australia: found in New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • M. f. melvillensis:
  • M. f. lutea:
  • M. f. wayensis:
  • Interior of Australia, except in east; to west and south coasts
  • M. f. obscura:
  • South-west Western Australia (except extreme south-west)
  • M. f. flavigula:


Most types of wooded habitats, mallee, open Eucalypt forest, scrub, bushland and grassland.



The diet consists mostly of invertebrates and nectar. Also some berries and fruit are occasionally taken.


They construct a cup-shaped nest in a tree fork, from twigs and grasses. It is lined with wool, fur or feathers.


  1. 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/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved Sept 2017)
  4. Birds in Backyards

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