Other Common Names
Common Tit

On my first Cairns trip, I photographed a female at the edge of a clearing in the rainforest near Cairns. The butterfly was perching on a low-growing plant; when disturbed she flew off only to return a few minutes later.
I had a couple of other suspected sightings, but wasn't able to get close enough to be sure whether or not it was this species.

On my second Cairns trip I saw more specimens; not in great numbers, but I did see them every day. One of them was definitely a male - I found him quite early in the morning feeding on flowers. I went past the same spot in the afternoon and he was still there.

Cairns - October 2005, April 2006, December 2008, May 2010, April 2011, September 2012