Yellow-throated Miner (species: Manorina (Manorina) flavigula) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Manorina (Manorina) flavigula
Yellow-throated Miner

©Michael Barritt and Karen May: Yellow-throated Miner (Manorina (Manorina) flavigula)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Manorina
Species Manorina (Manorina) flavigula
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

The dorsal surface is a dark grey, and the ventral surface almost white. The beak, eye skin, side of the throat, legs, feet and parts of the wing and tail are yellow. The feather surrounding the eye are black, and the rump is white. (Wikipedia)


  • From 23 cm to 28 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is endemic to Australia. The distribution of the Yellow-throated Miner is wide across Australia. It is found west of the Great Dividing Range, but not in the Cape York Peninsula, north-eastern Northern Territory and small sections in central Australia.

It inhabits dry forests, but can inhabit parks and backyards of disturbed habitat. (Wikipedia)


Its diet consists mostly of insects, but does include some nectar. (Wikipedia)

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