Western Gerygone

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Habitat: Forest, Woodland


The Western Gerygone is widespread in forests and woodlands dominated by eucalypts and wattles.


The Western Gerygone tends to be restless in its movements, shaking itself frequently as if its feathers are wet.


Western Gerygones forage mostly in trees and shrubs, pecking at insects and other invertebrates from the outer foliage, or fluttering in the air to snap at insects.


The Western Gerygone builds an oval or pear-shaped nest with a hooded entrance near the top, made from grass, shreds of bark and covered with spider webs, and suspended from a twig. Two or three eggs are laid, and the nestlings are fed by both parents.