Darwin Tree-buzzer Palapsalta sp. (cf. eyrei)
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Male
Species number (TNS): 645. Fore wing length: 13–18 mm. Distribution and seasonality: The western half of the Top End of the Northern Territory from Darwin south-east to Elsey National Park. Also found in the central northern section of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Adults are present from November to February. Notable localities: Charles Darwin National Park, Galvan’s Gorge (Simon lab). Habitat: Savannah woodland. Calling song and behaviour: Phrases comprising a single buzzing note followed by a series of short chirps, with several repeats. Each phrase lasts 1.5 seconds. Adults sit on the upper branches of eucalypts. Similar species: Yellow Tree-buzzer, Lime Tree- buzzer, Pilbara Tree-buzzer.
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