French: Méliphage à collier German: Brustband-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero bandeado
Kimberley Division, Western Australia
N Western Australia (S to about Broome, including a few inshore islands, e.g. Sir Graham Moore, Boongaree and Sunday I) E through Top End of Northern Territory (S to Barkly Tableland) to N Queensland (S to Atherton Tableland–Burdekin R–Hughenden).
11–13·5 cm; male 7·8–11·4 g, female 7·2–13 g. Breeding plumage is mostly black above and white below, with neat black cap (... read more
Buzzing call notes, given constantly; high-pitched double whistle; single loud whistle, sometimes... read more
Mainly open or savanna eucalypt woodlands or forests, dominated by such species as variable-barked... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectar; also arthropods (mainly insects, also spiders), and seeds. In NW Australia, seen to feed on flowers that provided best... read more
Season Nov–Jul/Aug, with eggs or laying recorded Nov, Feb–Mar, May and Jul. Nest small and cup-shaped, made of grass, strips of... read more
Not well known. Widely described as nomadic or dispersive. Abundance or occurrence appears seasonal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common to locally common. In Northern Territory, recorded densities of 0·2–1·6 birds/ha in Kakadu National Park; and in Yinberrie... read more
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