Falcunculus frontatus (Latham, 1801)

Crested Shrike-tit

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Males are larger than females in wing length, weight, and bill-size. Males have black throats, while females have olive green.

It feeds mainly on insects, spiders and, sometimes, particularly during the breeding season, young birds. Thistles are also taken. It has a parrot-like bill, used for distinctive bark-stripping behaviour, which gains it access to invertebrates.... source: Wikipedia

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Content and maps have been accessed from Atlas of Living Australia (http://www.ala.org.au) and Birdlife Australia (http://birdlife.org.au/).