Yellow-legged Flycatcher

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montanes.

The Yellow-legged Flycatcher is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Yellow-legged Flycatcher belongs in the obscure category. Unlike its close relative the Jacky-winter – widespread throughout Australia – it is found only in northern Cape York Peninsula and Papua New Guinea. It is a forest dweller, favouring the outer canopy and small (12cm/4in long) so it is easily overlooked. The bright chrome-yellow legs, however, contrast with its rather sombre plumage. In recent years it has become better known as more birders visit Iron Range National Park near Lockhart River. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Petroicidae
Genus : Microeca
Species : griseoceps
Authority : De Vis, 1894