Sweeping Firetail Yoyetta verrens Emery, Emery and Popple, 2019
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Male
Species number (TNS): 515. Fore wing length: 28–30 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From Springbrook National Park in Queensland southwest to Torrington State Conservation Area in New South Wales. Adults occur during December and January. Notable localities: Girraween National Park, Lamington National Park, Basket Swamp National Park. Habitat: Montane eucalypt forest and woodland. Calling song and behaviour: Produced at a moderately high frequency and sung whilst in flight or stationary. The in-flight song consists of short upwardly inflected phrases "sssssssssssseeep, sssssssssssseeep, sssssssssssssseeep". When males are at rest they sometimes emit a series of brief phrases "seep seep sip-sip-sip seep" with intermittent ticking. Adults typically sit on the upper branches of tall eucalypts, including stringybarks. Similar species: Glade Firetail.
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