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Fairy Gerygone

(Gerygone palpebrosa)
Alternate name(s): "Black-throated Warbler", "Black-throated Flyeater", "Fairy Warbler", "Fairy Flyeater"
Size: 10-11.5 cm
Weight: 6-9 g

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Fairy Gerygone at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "personata"

ADULT

MALE

Near-frontal/ventral view of a male Fairy Gerygone; note the dark-grey chin and chest, which are characteristic for males of this race; also the white frons and moustachial stripes identify this bird as a male (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Near-frontal/ventral view of a male Fairy Gerygone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Near-frontal/ventral view of a male Fairy Gerygone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Lateral/ventral view of a male Fairy Gerygone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Iron Range NP, QLD, December 2018]

Race "flavida"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Fairy Gerygone; note the olive-grey chest, which is characteristic for males of this race; also the white frons and moustachial stripes identify this bird as a male (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Kingfisher Park, Julatten, QLD, November 2018]

Lateral view of a male Fairy Gerygone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Julatten, QLD, July 2013]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Fairy Gerygone; note the pale-yellow eye-ring and faint loral spot (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Kingfisher Park, Julatten, QLD, November 2018]

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