General Description

Common medium-sized honeyeater. Upper parts yellowish olive-grey; pale brown-grey below. Head is mostly yellow, with a white neck plume, bordered above with black. Wings are mostly brown above, with olive or olive-yellow edges. Length 16 cm; wingspan to 23.5 cm.


These birds are active, noisy and aggressive. They're rarely still, flitting from tree to tree in short, undulating darts. When perched, they turn and peer around. They hang from thin twigs, often in the outer canopy, dashing about acrobatically, and uttering a soft chip call.




Open sclerophyll forests, near wetlands, such as watercourses, swamps waterholes and bores. Eucalypt-dominated riverbank forests.

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