Red-eyed Firetail Yoyetta grandis Emery, Emery and Popple, 2019
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Previously confused with Yoyetta aaede. Species number (TNS): 720. Fore wing length: 28–35 mm. Distribution and seasonality: From the Brindabella Range in the Australian Capital Territory south to Lakes Entrance in eastern Victoria and west to the Otway Ranges and Grampains in western Victoria. Adults occur during December and January. Notable localities: Otway Ranges (N. Romanowski), Woods Point, Corin Dam. Habitat: Tall eucalypt forest. Calling song and behaviour: A loud, sharp ticking call, often produced in flight. Adults sit on the upper branches and stems of eucalypts, including Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis). Similar species: Red Ringer, Subalpine Firetail. database record
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