Gerygone palpebrosa

Gerygone palpebrosa

fairy geryfone

(Fairy gerygone)

FAMILY

Pardalotidae

Species

Gerygone palpebrosa

Common name

Fairy gerygone

Main colour(s)

Brown-green with yellow

Distinctive feature

Yellow throat, warbler, size 10 cm

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This small bird can be occasionally seen in the thickly vegetated areas on the eastern part of the Douglas campus. The male has a blackish throat with a white stripe, then yellow underparts, female yellow underparts, both sexes are brownish-green on the back. Legs and feet black, eyes red, bill grey. Photograph courtesy Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au