The male Australasian Figbird is olive green with black crown and grey neck and throat. He has bare, red skin around the eye. The underside of tail is white. The female is brown-green above and dull-white below, streaked with brown. She has grey skin around the eye and does not have black head markings. Males north of Proserpine in Queensland have a yellow front.
rainforest, wet eucalypt forest, parks and gardens where there are figs and other fruit-producing trees
Figs, other soft fruits and berries, insects
Nest is cup-shaped built from vine tendrils and twigs. Nest is attached to a branch of tall tree, up to 20m above ground. Lays two or three eggs.
coastal regions of northern and eastern Australia from the Kimberleys in Western Australia to the New South Wales/Victoria border
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Australasian Figbird|