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17

Green-backed Gerygone

(Gerygone chloronota)
Alternate name(s): "Green-backed Warbler", "Green-backed Fly-eater"
Size: 9-10 cm
Weight: 5-8 g

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Green-backed Gerygone at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "chloronota"

ADULT

Frontal view of an adult Green-backed Gerygone; note the near-black bill (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, June 2014]

Near-frontal view of am adult Green-backed Gerygone; note the red iris (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, July 2014]

Partly obscured lateral view of a Green-backed Gerygone (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, February 2018]

Lateral view of a Green-backed Gerygone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, August 2012]

Lateral view of a Green-backed Gerygone (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, June 2014]

Lateral view of a Green-backed Gerygone looking for prey (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of a juvenile Green-backed Gerygone; note the brown irises (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

Frontal view of a juvenile Green-backed Gerygone begging for food; this is one of the birds whose calls were recorded on 3 June 2018 (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Green-backed Gerygone; note the pale bill (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

Two juvenile Green-backed Gerygone waiting to be fed; these are two of the birds whose calls were recorded on 3 June 2018
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Green-backed Gerygone; note the pale base of the bill and the brown iris
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Sedentary Elementary unit: Solitary/pair

Food, Diet

Green-backed Gerygones have been found by us to have a particular liking for spiders and/or their eggs.

Adult Green-backed Gerygone taking a spider and/or eggs to feed its dependent young (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mandorah, NT, June 2018]

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.

grbgery_pb_20180120.m4a chloronotus
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls © PB
grbgery_pb_20180213_1.m4a chloronotus
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls © PB
grbgery_pb_20180603_1.m4a chloronotus
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls © PB
grbgery_pb_20180603_4.m4a chloronotus
(Top End, NT)
Contact calls + begging calls (family) © PB
grbgery_pb_20180603_3.m4a chloronotus
(Top End, NT)
Begging calls (juveniles) © PB
grbgery_pb_20180603_2.m4a chloronotus
(Top End, NT)
Various (+ Striated Pardalote) © PB

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