Varied Triller (species: Lalage (Lalage) leucomela) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Lalage (Lalage) leucomela
Varied Triller

©Tom Tarrant: Male Varied Triller (Lalage (Lalage) leucomela)

©Lip Kee Yap: Female Varied Triller (Lalage (Lalage) leucomela)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Campephagidae
Genus Lalage
Species Lalage (Lalage) leucomela
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 19 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Varied Triller (Lalage (Lalage) leucomela)

Distribution and habitat preferences

Varied Trillers prefer warm, reasonably moist environments and are found in New Guinea and the Bismarck Archipelago, along much of the tropical and sub-tropical coastal hinterland of eastern Australia, from about the Sydney area to the tip of Cape York Peninsula, in the moister part of the Kimberley, and throughout the Top End.

Common to very common in the north, they are uncommon to rare in the colder south. Typical habitat is rainforest, vine forest, riverine thickets, eucalypt forest and woodland, with a particular preference for the border areas between closed and open forests. (Wikipedia)


They work their way slowly and methodically through foliage at any level (sometimes on the ground), searching in pairs or small groups for insects and fruit. (Wikipedia)

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