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Lemon-bellied Flyrobin - BirdForum Opus

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Photo by Tannin
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Alternative name: Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

Microeca flavigaster


Bill and legs dark grey. Upperparts are dull olive, and underparts are washed lemon with the exception of a white throat. Lores are whitish, but the eye-brow that is shown in some field guides cannot be seen on all photos, and if shown varies from whitish to yellowish. The tail is lightly forked.


Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea


Seven subspecies are recognized: flavigaster, tarara, laeta, terraereginae, flavissima, laetissima, and tormenti. Several of these have been proposed for splitting into monotypic species (but this is not widely accepted); for example would tormenti become Brown-tailed Flyrobin.


Forests and mangrove forests


Behave exactly as Australian Robins do: perching in some prominent but ill-lit location, scanning the ground for tasty morsels and keeping beautifully still for the camera.

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