Golden-haired Firetail Yoyetta abdominalis (Distant, 1892)
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Previously referred to as Cicadetta abdominalis. Other name(s): Grasshopper Firetail, Tea-tree Firetail. Species number (TNS): 517. Fore wing length: 22–29 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From the Brindabella Range in the Australian Capital Territory south through much of Victoria and west to south-east South Australia, with an isolated population near Orange in central New South Wales. It also occurs prominently the eastern part of Tasmania. Adults occur from November to January. Notable localities: Nimmitabel, Otway National Park, Morwell (K. Harris), Strathbogie (B. Lobert), Hobart. Habitat: Cool temperate eucalypt forest and subalpine woodland. Calling song and behaviour: A coarse, 1.5 sec phrase ending with a sharp tick, somewhat like the song of a grasshopper. Occasionally other small intermittent phrases are produced. Adults typically perch on the upper branches of trees. Similar species: Wavering Firetail, Serrated Firetail, Mt Lofty Firetail. database record
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