French: Méliphage bridé German: Buntschnabel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero embridado
E. P. Ramsay
Cardwell, north Queensland, Australia
NE Queensland on E Great Divide from Mt Amos (S of Cooktown) S to S Paluma Range and Mt Elliot (SW of Townsville), including coastal islands and extending inland to Windsor and Atherton Tablelands, in NE Australia.
20–22 cm; male 34–43 g female 28·4–32 g, unsexed 28–44 g. Plumage is dark grey-brown above, merging to blackish-brown lores and blackish malar... read more
Rather quiet, though flocks in flowering trees can be noisy. Song described as rippling chirps run... read more
Mainly higher-altitude tropical rainforests, including regrowth rainforest, but recorded also in... read more
Food and feeding
Includes insects, nectar and fruit. In Paluma Range, diet changed from mainly nectarivorous in dry season (Aug–Nov) to mainly... read more
Nest-building and unspecified breeding details reported Sept–Dec, dependent fledglings mid-Oct, and females with brood patches... read more
Largely resident, with some local dispersion; part of population of uplands descends in winter to... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. No estimates of abundance levels. Seems to be fairly common.
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