The Restless Flycatcher featured in a recent post about the Mia Mia. Proof of their versatility and wide habitat preferences is exemplified by this note about an encounter yesterday at Picnic Point on the shores of Cairn Curran. A pair was spotted feeding in a copse of deciduous trees, the insect-like buzz call announcing their presence. I watched on as one of the pair quietly searched for insects among the bare, pale branches of a small tree. Over the course of a few minutes a number of insects, including a moth, were plucked from the bark.
PS: Any ideas on the identity of the moth gratefully accepted!
The moth has been identified as a Red-Lined Geometrid Crypsiphona ocultaria – many thanks to Jenny Mortlock.