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Also known as rufous flycatcher. Brown to rufous/orange colour on upper body and stripe above eyes, all blended with grey/brown extending to wings and tail edged with black.dark ghrey and tail also tipped with white/light grey; white throat below that appears black, belly mottled black and white, and buff further down on body, underneath eyes edged with thin white line. Grows to 16cm. Inquisitive birds will flit in the face of intruders chirping loudly. Feeds on insects. Slight colour/marking and size variations in different regions.
Found in coastal and hinterland regions of eastern and northern Australia in forest and mangrove country, also found in other Pacific Islands.