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Alternative name: Yellow-legged Flycatcher

Photo by janha
Iron Range National Park, Australia, November 2014
Microeca griseoceps

Identification

12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Grey head
  • Whitish eye-ring

Distribution

Southeast Asia: found in Indonesia, Moluccas
Australasia: New Guinea, Australia: Queensland and Melanesia

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 3 subspecies[1]:

  • M. g. occidentalis:
  • M. g. griseoceps:
  • Mountains of south-eastern New Guinea
  • M. g. kempi:
  • Coastal north-eastern Queensland (eastern Cape York Peninsula to Silver Plains)

Habitat

Rainforests, forest edges and clearings.

Behaviour

Diet

Their main diet consists of insects, mostly gleaned in the upper canopy.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)

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