Photo: C & D Frith
Australia's Cape York Peninsula
YELLOW-BREASTED BOATBILL: Machaerirhynchus flaviventer 12 cm
- In Australia the Yellow-breasted Boatbill is restricted to north Queensland.
It is a flycatcher that forages mainly in the middle storey of rainforests.
The male is mainly black and yellow, with a wide bill and often a cocked tail.
The female is duller.
The call is a soft ‘pee-dee-dee-dee-wit’.
Usually in pairs, it is an active feeder in foliage. It also hawks flying insects.
Near Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge it is moderately common.
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