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Brown Gerygone

(Gerygone mouki)
Alternate name(s): "Northern Warbler", "Queensland Fly-eater", "Brown Flyeater", "Citronbird", "Brown Warbler"
Size: 9-11 cm
Weight: 6 g (average)

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Brown Gerygone at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "richmondi"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Brown Gerygone
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, January 2011]

Frontal view of a Brown Gerygone; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 22 September 2016
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, September 2016]

Frontal view of a Brown Gerygone
[Ourimbah Creek RTA Reserve, NSW, June 2011]

Brown Gerygone, slightly different posture and light conditions
[Wingham Brush NR, NSW, September 2012]

Frontal view of a Brown Gerygone, different posture
[Wyrrabalong NP, NSW, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Brown Gerygone
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, February 2012]

Lateral view of a Brown Gerygone
[Wingham Brush NR, NSW, September 2012]

Lateral view of a Brown Gerygone
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, March 2015]

Near-dorsal view of a Brown Gerygone, showing the brown neck and wing plumage
[Wingham Brush NR, NSW, September 2012]

Dorsal view of a Brown Gerygone
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, March 2015]

Ventral view of a Brown Gerygone
[Ourimbah Creek RTA Reserve, NSW, June 2011]

Underwing pattern of a Brown Gerygone in hovering flight
[Near Wyong, NSW, July 2013]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a juvenile Brown Gerygone
[Limeburners Creek NP, NSW, October 2013]

Lateral view of a juvenile Brown Gerygone, here seen with its head turned
[Limeburners Creek NP, NSW, October 2013]

Dorsal view of a juvenile Brown Gerygone
[Limeburners Creek NP, NSW, October 2013]

Near-ventral view of a juvenile Brown Gerygone
[Dorrigo NP, NSW, January 2011]

Breeding information

Breeding season: Sep - Feb Eggs: 2 - 3 Incubation period: 12 - 14 days Fledging age: ca. 14 - 21 days

Nest

"bungobittah", "malunna" = nest [Aboriginal]

Type: Domed hanging bottle Material: Bark fibre, roots, webs; moss, lichens attached; feather, plant down lining Height above ground: 2 - 5 m

Looking into the entrance of a Brown Gerygone's nest
[Wingham Brush NR, NSW, September 2012]

Here a Brown Gerygone is seen entering the nest; there was a lot of activity - the two adults were clearly feeding chicks by mid-Sep. 2011
[Wingham Brush NR, NSW, September 2012]

Brown Gerygone collecting nesting material (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Mt. Tamborine, QLD, August 2013]

Eggs

"boyanga", "booyanga", "derinya", "dirandil", "koomura", "ngampu", "nooluk", "pateena" = Egg; "dirundirri" = eggs [Aboriginal]; "gawu" = eggs [gamilaraay]

Size:17 x 13 mm Colour: Creamy with mid- to dark-brown specks Shape: Tapered oval

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

brgery_20160922_2.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
Contact call? © MD
brgery_art_20131210.mp3 richmondi
(SE QLD)
Pair Q&A © ART
brgery_20150328.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
Various © MD
brgery_20150328_2.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
Various © MD
brgery_20160314.mp3 richmondi
(S QLD)
Various © MD
brgery_20150820_3.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
? © MD
brgery_20150820_4.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
? © MD
brgery_20150820.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
? © MD

We have also recorded the wing beats of a Brown Gerygone.

brgery_20150820_2.mp3 richmondi
(N NSW)
Various © MD

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