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Golden-bellied Flyrobin - BirdForum Opus

Alternative name: Tanimbar Flyrobin

Photo by Mehd Halaouate
Yamdena Island, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia, August 2006
Microeca hemixantha


12 cm 4.7 inches


  • Poorly ­defined yellow supercilium from beak to rear of eye
  • Dark ear coverts crown and upperparts
  • iris dark brown
  • Upperwing and tail dark green
  • bright yellow underparts
  • Paler throat
  • Upper mandible black
  • Lower mandible pinky orange
  • Legs black
  • Sexes alike.


  • Undescribed possibly pale feather tips


South-east Asia: found in Indonesia, Lesser Sundas, Moluccas, Tanimbar Islands (Larat, Yamdena and Lutu)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Rarely below 10 m in Lowland forest and forest edges, open woodland and mangroves.


Not a particularly nervous species; tolerant of man. Seldom seen below 10m.


They hawk for insects, taking short flights from an open perch. May form flocks with other species to forage.


One nest in found in November in a small cuplike nest on a branch parallel with ground. Adult in nest.


Warbling song of 12–14 notes which is sometimes higher pitched.


  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. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved August 2015)
  4. BF member observations

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