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Rennell Gerygone - BirdForum Opus

Gerygone citrina


10 cm (4 in). A small, drab gerygone.

  • Olive-green upperparts
  • More olive-grey head with an indistinct narrow whitish fore supercilium and a thin broken eyering
  • Olive-brown upperwing and tail
  • Whitish throat and upper breast
  • Sulphur-yellow flanks and belly, pale greyish rest of underparts
  • Eye is whitish-yellow

Females are paler than males, juveniles have entirely yellowish underparts.


Melanesia: Rennell (southeast Solomon Islands)


This is a monotypic species[1].

This species was formerly included in Fan-tailed Gerygone.


Variable, from sea level to hills and in forests to semiopen habitats.


Supposedly eats insects and other small invertebrates.


Usually about four notes given as a staccato burst. This is incessantly repeated.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/

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