French: Méliphage à bec grêle German: Rotnacken-Honigfresser Spanish: Picoespina oriental
Nova Hollandia = region of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. t. cairnsensis
Mathews, 1912 – NE Queensland (uplands of Atherton, Carbine and Windsor Tablelands), in NE Australia.
A. t. tenuirostris
(Latham, 1801) – coastal and subcoastal E & SE Australia from Queensland (Clarke Range) S, inland to W slopes of Great Divide, to Victoria and SE South Australia.
A. t. halmaturinus
A. G. Campbell, 1906 – Mt Lofty Ranges and S Flinders Ranges, Adelaide Plain and Kangaroo I, in South Australia.
A. t. dubius
Gould, 1837 – Tasmania and islands in Bass Strait.
13–16 cm; male 4–24 g, female 7–16 g. Distinctive, small honeyeater with long, slender decurved bill and moderately long tail. Male nominate race has glossy... read more
Song, from perch and in flight, heard sporadically throughout day (said to sing more often on wet... read more
Mainly dry, open, sclerophyll forests and woodlands dominated by Eucalyptus and with well-... read more
Food and feeding
Diet nectar and arthropods (mainly insects) in roughly equal proportions. In two studies, recorded ratios of nectar-foraging to insect-... read more
Recorded Aug–May, mainly Oct–Dec; eggs Aug–Feb and rarely May (mostly Sept–Nov), and at site in SE Australia... read more
Resident, or partly so, with some local movements. In Blue Mts (New South Wales), winter influx... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. S race dubius widespread in Tasmania but rare on King I. No estimates of global population; recorded at densities of up to 0... read more
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