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Photo © by tcollins
Darwin, Australia, October 2006
Stomiopera unicolor

Lichenostomus unicolor


Photo © by Doc Duck
Darwin, Australia, August 2018

Male 19–22 cm (7½-8¾ in); female 17–20 cm (6¾-7¾ in)

  • Dark grey upperparts
  • Paler underparts
  • White or sometimes creamy gape spot


Australia: found in North Australia (King Sound, West Australia, to Townsville, Queensland)


This is a monotypic species.
Formerly placed in the genus Lichenostomus.


Forests and woodlands near water, often in mangrove swamps.



Their main diet consists of nectar, fruit and seeds, with the addition of some insects, such as spiders.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved October 2018)

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