French: Myzomèle à ventre noir German: Flammenkopf-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero ventrinegro
Relationships uncertain; further study required. Monotypic.
New Britain, in Bismarck Archipelago.
9–10 cm; male 7–9 g, female 6·5–7·5 g, mean of 46 unsexed birds 8 g. Tiny short-tailed honeyeater. Male is striking, wholly black, except for... read more
Calls include rapid “tsi-tsi-tsi…”, fine, thin, squeaky notes, and a seesawing... read more
Primary forest, forest edge and secondary growth, and fairly common in clearings and gardens; in... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, probably also small arthropods. Forages mainly in outer foliage of crowns of trees, but lower at forest edge and in secondary... read more
Fledged juveniles seen in early Jul. Nest an open cup, one suspended in dense tendrils of vine. No other relevant information. read more
No information; probably resident, with local movements to exploit flowering of foodplants, this... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Locally common to fairly common. Widespread and common in W New Britain, and... read more
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