French: Myzomèle cravaté German: Trauerhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero blanquinegro
interior of New South Wales, Australia
Australia from W coast E, largely S of c. 19° S, to W slopes of Great Divide; typically absent from larger desert regions (e.g. Simpson Desert), Nullarbor Plain, and moister coastal and subcoastal areas of SW, S & SE.
10–13 cm; male 9·5–11 g, female 8·5–12 g. Male is strikingly pied, with head, neck and upperparts mostly black and underbody mostly white,... read more
During breeding, male gives two-note whistle, "pee-pee", in display-flight, also distinctive high-... read more
Arid and semi-arid low, open woodlands and shrublands, often dominated by Acacia,... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar (particularly of emu-bush, but also wide range of other plants) and small insects. Forages in shrubs, in crowns of trees, mostly... read more
Jul–Dec, mostly Aug–Nov, possibly starting and finishing slightly earlier in W Australia; also Mar in Queensland; apparently... read more
Generally considered migratory, with seasonal trends in numbers in a given area; suggestion that... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widely but sparsely distributed, and locally common. Recorded densities of 0·07–1·08 birds/ha. May be adversely affected by loss... read more
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