Western GerygoneScientific name: Gerygone fusca

Meaning of name: Gerygone is a Greek word meaning born of sound. Fusca is from the Latin word fuscus, meaning brown.

Aboriginal name: Warylbodang (wor’il’bore’dang).

Distribution: Widespread in southwestern and southeastern areas of Australia with scattered populations elsewhere.

Description: Up to 11.5cm long with a 16.5cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 9 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in September 1999, 5 years 3.8 months after being banded (information as at 21 June 2012).

The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

References: Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html