Large-billed Gerygone Gerygone magnirostris
Large-billed Gerygone, Cairns, Queensland, November 2010 - click for larger image Cairns, Queensland, Australia
November 2010

The Large-billed Gerygone is distributed along the north and north-east coasts of Australia as well as Papua New Guinea and nearby islands. It is found in mangroves and in woodland along the coast and rivers.

Large-billed Gerygone, Cairns, Queensland, November 2010 - click for larger image It feeds on spiders, beetles, moths, etc..

The bill is heavy, the eye is reddish-brown, there is a white spot at the bill and it has white "eye-lids".

The nest, seen here in photo 4 is a bulky, domed structure with a long ragged tail.

Large-billed Gerygone, Cairns, Queensland, November 2010 - click for larger image The song is a lilting reel of 3 to 4 notes repeated several times. (The loud song in the recording is a Green Oriole.)
Large-billed Gerygone, Cairns, Queensland, November 2010 - click for larger image
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