French: Myzomèle de Timor German: Dreifarben-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero culirrojo
Other common names: Red-rumped Myzomela, Timor Myzomela
Nectarinia (Myzomela) vulnerata
S. Müller, 1843,
Timor, east Lesser Sundas.
Relationships uncertain. Monotypic.
Timor, in E Lesser Sundas.
10·5 cm. Distinctive and striking: has broad black mask across lores, malar area, narrowly over eye and side of neck and joining black breastband and black of mantle,... read more
Weak, high-pitched insect-like note, repeated monotonously at intervals of c. 1 second, “sit-... read more
Mainly secondary monsoon forest and scrub, also in primary forest. Recorded from sea-level up to... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectar, also insects. Forages mostly from middle storey to canopy; at flowers in trees (including Eucalyptus) and other... read more
Female carrying food in early Dec, and immatures or juveniles seen on three dates through May; extrapolated months of laying Mar–Apr... read more
Probably sedentary, with possibility of local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Restricted-range species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA. Generally moderately common, and locally very common.
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