French: Méliphage toulou German: Rotgesicht-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero corvino
J. P. Verreaux and Des Murs, 1860,
35–42·5 cm; male 211–284g, two females 152 g and 159 g. Very large and distinctive, corvid-like honeyeater, with long, pointed and decurved bill, long... read more
Quiet outside breeding season. During breeding season the first species to sing in morning, roughly... read more
Mainly dense, humid, primary rainforest, usually on ultrabasic soils; recorded also in dry forests... read more
Food and feeding
Diet insects, including beetles (Coleoptera) and small flies (Diptera), large spiders (Araneae), and nectar from flowers. Forages in canopy... read more
A nest under construction in Sept (1982) and another on which bird thought to have been sitting in mid-Oct. First nest cup-shaped and thick... read more
No information. Probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Restricted-range species: present in New Caledonia EBA. Rare. Considered rare even in 19th century. Found to be uncommon and patchily distributed in... read more
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