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Photo by Mat & Cathy
Wyndham, North West Western Australia, September 2005
Photo © by peterday
Cumberland Dam, Georgetown, Queensland Australia, July 2021
Cissomela pectoralis

Certhionyx pectoralis


11–13·5 cm

  • Black upperparts
  • White underparts
  • Black band on upper breast


Northern Australia: found in Broome, Western Australia to Cape York Peninsula


This is a monotypic species[1].


Dry forests, mangrove forests, tropical savanna with eucalypt and shrubby vegetation.



Their diets consists mostly of nectar, along with insects, including spiders and seeds.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)
  3. BF Member observations
  4. Wikipedia

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