French: Méliphage à croissants German: Goldflügel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero alafuego
Nova Hollandia = region of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. p. halmaturinus
(A. G. Campbell, 1906) – Mt Lofty Ranges S to Fleurieu Peninsula and on Kangaroo I, in SE South Australia.
P. p. pyrrhopterus
(Latham, 1801) – SE Australia on and E & S of Great Divide, from CE New South Wales (S from Barrington Tops–Hunter R region) S to E & S Victoria and extreme SE South Australia; islands in Bass Strait (King I, Kent Group, Furneaux Group); and Tasmania (including offshore islands).
14–17 cm; male 15–23 g and female 12–20 g (nominate), male average 15·2 g and female average 12·5 g (halmaturinus). Male nominate... read more
Noisy, with varied and complex repertoire of contact and social vocalizations; throughout year, and... read more
Often found in tall, Eucalyptus-dominated sclerophyll forests, including wet sclerophyll... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, fruit and insects, as well as manna, honeydew and lerp. Near Adelaide (South Australia), fed on nectar and insects in roughly equal... read more
Recorded in all months except Jun, mainly late winter and spring, nominate race eggs Jul–Jan and nestlings late Jul and Sept–... read more
Resident over most of range, some altitudinal migration in parts of range in Tasmania and SE... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. No estimates of total population; recorded densities of 0·06–8·7 pairs/ha at various sites. Widespread in... read more
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