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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.


Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges
Lake Eacham, Atherton Tablelands
Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
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