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Yellow-bellied Gerygone - BirdForum Opus

Photo © by tony.saw
Waigeo, Raja Ampat Islands, Southwest Papua, Indonesia, 29 August 2016
Gerygone chrysogaster


10 cm

  • Brownish-olive upperparts
  • Brownish wings and tail
  • Greyish cheek
  • Pale supraloral stripe


South-east Asia and Australasia
South-east Asia: found in Indonesia and the Moluccas
Australasia: Papua New Guinea, Queensland and Melanesia



There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • G. c. leucothorax
  • Lowlands of western New Guinea (Geelvink Bay region)
  • G. c. notata:
  • Western New Guinea, Misool and Batanta islands
  • G. c. neglecta:
  • Waigeo Island (New Guinea)
  • G. c. dohertyi:
  • South-western New Guinea (Onin Peninsula to Triton Bay)
  • G. c. chrysogaster:
  • Southern and eastern New Guinea, Yapen Island and Aru Islands


Rainforests and mangroves.



They are insectivorous but little else is know about what they eat.


  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 November 2014)

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