French: Méliphage à oreillons bleus German: Blauohr-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero cariazul
Nova Hollandia = Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
E. c. griseigularis
van Oort, 1909 – S New Guinea (Trans-Fly and Digoel region, from Merauke E to Wassi Kussa R) and NE Australia (Cape York Peninsula, in N Queensland).
E. c. cyanotis
(Latham, 1801) – E Australia from base of Cape York Peninsula S (in Queensland E of Thomson–Barcoo Drainage Basin) to NC & NW Victoria (mainly along Murray R and N foothills of Great Divide) and in SE South Australia.
26–32·3 cm; male 80–130 g, female 83·5–114·7 g. Distinctive, large, sturdy and full-chested honeyeater with strong, decurved bill,... read more
Often noisy; one of first birds to call in morning, and calls throughout day, and often in flight.... read more
Mostly open forests and woodlands, particularly riparian associations. Mainly dry, open sclerophyll... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly arthropods (mostly insects, some spiders) and nectar (often of eucalypts), but also fruit (from native and exotic plants); known to... read more
Few records from New Guinea, in Feb and Jun, and probably breeds in wet season and early dry season; in Australia recorded in all months,... read more
Probably resident in New Guinea, where described as locally nomadic. Appears to be largely resident... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened (Least Concern). Common in most of large range (estimated at 3,310,000 km²) and population believed to be stable. No estimates of total... read more
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