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Photo by Mountainman
Roebuck Plains Station, Western Australia
Epthianura crocea


11–12 cm (4¼-4¾ in)

  • Golden-yellow plumage
  • Black chest band

Female is pale lemon yellow, and lacks chest band


Australia: found in Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia.



Probable female
Photo by The Magpie
Western Australia, September 2008

There are 3 subspeies[1]

  • E. c. tunneyi:
  • E. c. crocea:
  • E. c. macgregori:
  • Eastern Queensland (Dawson and Mackenzie River basins). Extinct?


Shrublands and grasslands around water sources in semi-arid areas. Salt lakes, muddy margins of crocodile-infested freshwater lagoons.



Juvenile male
Photo by Mat & Cathy
Harrison Dam, near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2005

The diet consists of insects, beetles, caterpillars and moths.


  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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