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White-tailed Iora

Aegithina nigrolutea

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Identification

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Also known as Marshall’s Iora. Very similar to Common Iora, but easily distinguished by the prominent white edges to the tail and the broad white edges to the tertials. Breeding males have with more prominent white on the flight feathers than Common Iora. The churring calls of White-tailed are subtly different than those of the Common Iora, and a trained ear can easily pick up this call even in places where the two species occur together. Unlike Common Iora, White-tailed is sparsely distributed, usually restricted to scrubby habitat with spare acacia growth.

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