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Paperbark Flycatcher

(Myiagra nana)
Alternate name(s): "Little Restless Flycatcher"
Size: 17-19 cm; wing span 27 cm
Weight: 12-18 g

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Paperbark Flycatcher at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

PAIR

Frontal view of a pair of Paperbark Flycatchers at their nest
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2014]

Paperbark Flycatcher working on its nest, while its partner makes sure that everything is built to specification
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2014]

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher looking sideways (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2013]

Frontal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher looking sideways (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Lee Point, Darwin, NT, September 2018]

Frontal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher looking sideways (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Adels Grove, near Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, July 2020]

Near-lateral view of a Paperbark Flycatcher (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
Kakadu NP, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a Paperbark Flycatcher looking towards the observer (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, January 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher looking sideways (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Adels Grove, near Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, December 2020]

Dorsal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher looking backwards (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, January 2018]

Ventral view of a Paperbark Flycatcher
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Ventral view of a Paperbark Flycatcher, here seen preening
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

Two Paperbark Flycatchers interacting in flight (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
Kakadu NP, NT, July 2020]

Breeding information

Breeding season: Aug - Apr Eggs: 3 - 4 Incubation period: 14 - 15 days Fledging age: 13 - 16 days

Nest building: Female & male Incubation: Female & male Dependent care: Female & male

Nest

"bungobittah", "lar", "malunna", "jindi" [bundjalung] = nest [Aboriginal]

Type: Basket Material: Grass stems, bark strips, webs Height above ground: ?

Frontal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher at its nest (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Adels Grove, near Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, December 2020]

Frontal view of a Paperbark Flycatcher adding a decoration to its nest (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Adels Grove, near Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP, QLD, December 2020]

Eggs

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

Size: 20 x 16 mm Colour: Whitish, with mid-brown speckles Shape: Tapered oval

Behaviour

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

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a Paperbark Flycatcher hunting insects between rocks
[Darwin, NT, August 2014]

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.

papflyc_20140816_2.m4a (Darwin, NT) Contact calls © MD
papflyc_20140816.m4a (Darwin, NT) Territorial calls © MD
papflyc_20140816_4.mp3 (Darwin, NT) Territorial calls © MD
papflyc_pb_20180503.m4a (Darwin, NT) Territorial calls?; "chewy" © PB
papflyc_20140817_3.m4a (Top End, NT) Excited/hunting © MD
papflyc_20140817_2.m4a (Top End, NT) Various © MD
papflyc_pb_20181110.m4a (Darwin, NT) ? © PB

More Paperbark Flycatcher sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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