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Information for Australasian Figbird - Sphecotheres vieilloti

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Australasian Figbird
Sphecotheres vieilloti

Often just referred to as "Figbird", the Australasian Figbird is the only Figbird in Australia.

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Male Australasian Figbird - Sphecotheres vieilloti - Photo by Alex Pawlow

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As with most birds, the male is the most colourful, with yellow-olive body and red around the eye. The female is a drab, mottled brown.

Their diet consist mainly of fruit, however they will also eat small insects.