Family Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Least Concern

Eungella Honeyeater (Bolemoreus hindwoodi)


French: Méliphage de Hindwood German: Eungellahonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Hindwood

Meliphaga hindwoodi

Longmore and Boles

, 1983,

Massey Creek, Clarke Range, east Queensland, Australia


Sister to B. frenatus, and previously treated as an outlying population of it. Monotypic.


SE Clarke (Eungella) Range, near Mackay (E Queensland), in NE Australia.

Descriptive notes

17·2–19·7 cm; male 20–27·2g, female 19·7–24 g. Plumage is dark grey-brown above, with fine pale grey scalloping on forehead and... read more


Typically quiet, but can be noisy at flowering trees. Vocalizations loud, strong and varied. Song a... read more


Mainly higher-altitude rainforest; sometimes at edge; visits lowland eucalypt and casuarina forests... read more

Food and feeding

Diet mainly nectar and fruit, also some insects and parts of flowers. Forages mainly in canopy, among foliage of trees and in climbing... read more


Few details of season, but appears to be centred on spring, with building noted late Aug and mid-Oct, eggs Oct and nestlings Oct–Nov... read more


Resident; some local movements, including descent to lower altitudes in winter by some individuals... read more

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Clarke Range Secondary Area. No estimates of abundance levels; once, c. 100 individuals recorded in one day.... read more

Recommended citation

Higgins, P., Christidis, L. & Ford, H. (2020). Eungella Honeyeater (Bolemoreus hindwoodi). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 25 January 2020).