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<h3>Description</h3>
 
Jacky Winter, ''Microeca fascinans'', is a small sized bird, ranging from 12cm to 14cm. It is a plain but attractive flycatcher, with it's upperparts appearing a grey-brown, slight white eyebrow, slender dark stripe through eye. Underparts white through to grey. Wings dark brown. Outer tail feathers white. Sings loudly from high perch, clear melodious series of whistles, sometimes described as ‘''jacky, jacky, jacky, winter, winter, winter''’.
 
Jacky Winter, ''Microeca fascinans'', is a small sized bird, ranging from 12cm to 14cm. It is a plain but attractive flycatcher, with it's upperparts appearing a grey-brown, slight white eyebrow, slender dark stripe through eye. Underparts white through to grey. Wings dark brown. Outer tail feathers white. Sings loudly from high perch, clear melodious series of whistles, sometimes described as ‘''jacky, jacky, jacky, winter, winter, winter''’.
  
==Feeding Habits==
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Feeds on a varied diet of insects. Darts from an exposed perch to catch insects, often in very acrobatic flight, also hovers over grass to flush insects.
 
Feeds on a varied diet of insects. Darts from an exposed perch to catch insects, often in very acrobatic flight, also hovers over grass to flush insects.
  
==Breeding==
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<h3>Breeding</h3>
 
July-December. Tiny cup nest made of bark and fine twigs tightly bound with cobweb, on a horizontal branch or fork, often in dead trees. Both sexes build the nest, incubate the eggs and feed the young.
 
July-December. Tiny cup nest made of bark and fine twigs tightly bound with cobweb, on a horizontal branch or fork, often in dead trees. Both sexes build the nest, incubate the eggs and feed the young.
  
==Places to Look==
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<h3>Places to Look</h3>
 
* Rural areas
 
* Rural areas
 
* Open woodlands
 
* Open woodlands
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* Farm paddocks with dead trees or stumps.
 
* Farm paddocks with dead trees or stumps.
  
==Threats==
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<h3>Threats</h3>
 
Destruction of habitat.  Removal of dead trees or limbs.  Urban spread.
 
Destruction of habitat.  Removal of dead trees or limbs.  Urban spread.
  
==References==
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<h3>References</h3>
 
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*[[Woodland Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]
* Book ''[[Woodland Birds of the Burdekin Dry Tropics]]'' ISBN 978-1-921584-20-6
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*[http://www.birdlifetownsville.org.au/ Birdlife Townsville (formerly the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club)]
 
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==Links==
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* [http://www.trboc.org.au Townsville Region Bird Observers Club]
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[[NQ Dry Tropics]] gratefully acknowledges the contribution of [http://www.birdlifetownsville.org.au/ Birdlife Townsville (formerly the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club)] to the information on this page.
  
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Revision as of 23:44, 26 January 2015


Description

Jacky Winter, Microeca fascinans, is a small sized bird, ranging from 12cm to 14cm. It is a plain but attractive flycatcher, with it's upperparts appearing a grey-brown, slight white eyebrow, slender dark stripe through eye. Underparts white through to grey. Wings dark brown. Outer tail feathers white. Sings loudly from high perch, clear melodious series of whistles, sometimes described as ‘jacky, jacky, jacky, winter, winter, winter’.

Feeding Habits

Feeds on a varied diet of insects. Darts from an exposed perch to catch insects, often in very acrobatic flight, also hovers over grass to flush insects.

Breeding

July-December. Tiny cup nest made of bark and fine twigs tightly bound with cobweb, on a horizontal branch or fork, often in dead trees. Both sexes build the nest, incubate the eggs and feed the young.

Places to Look

  • Rural areas
  • Open woodlands
  • Scrublands
  • Farm paddocks with dead trees or stumps.

Threats

Destruction of habitat. Removal of dead trees or limbs. Urban spread.

References

NQ Dry Tropics gratefully acknowledges the contribution of Birdlife Townsville (formerly the Townsville Region Bird Observers Club) to the information on this page.