French: Méliphage de Buru German: Buruhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Buru
Possibly conspecific with L. monticola (but see below). Monotypic.
Buru, in S Moluccas.
c. 15–16 cm; male 18–19g, female 14–16 g. Plumage is pale yellowish-olive above, slightly brighter on uppertail and edges of remiges; pale grey upper lores... read more
Song described as “kew-kew-kew”, rather like that of Philemon but softer.
Primary rainforest, selectively logged and disturbed forest, tall secondary forest and scrub.... read more
Food and feeding
No information on diet. Seen to forage at flowers of rhododendron and other plants. Seen singly and in twos (probably pairs); sometimes... read more
A captive recently fledged juvenile in Nov to early Dec. No other information.
Presumably sedentary, with some local movement.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Buru EBA. Poorly known. No estimates of population, but described as generally uncommon.
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