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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Paperbark Flycatcher on its nest
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2014]

Paperbark Flycatcher glueing pieces of bark to a small fork in a paperbark eucalypt
[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]

Pair of Paperbark Flycatchers at their nest
[Fogg Dam NR, NT, August 2014]


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

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


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_20140817_3.m4a (Top End, NT) Excited/hunting © MD
papflyc_20140817_2.m4a (Top End, NT) Various © MD

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