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Yellow-throated Miner

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Photo by tcollinsDarwin, Australia, July 2006
Photo by tcollins
Darwin, Australia, July 2006
Manorina flavigula


[edit] Identification

Female and JuvenilePhoto by Andy TYulara, nr Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia, March 2009
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

[edit] Distribution

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

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

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:

[edit] Habitat

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

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

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

[edit] Breeding

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

[edit] References

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

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