Family Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Least Concern

Eungella Honeyeater (Bolemoreus hindwoodi)


Taxonomy

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

Meliphaga hindwoodi

Longmore and Boles

, 1983,

Massey Creek, Clarke Range, east Queensland, Australia

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

Distribution:

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

Voice

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

Habitat

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

Breeding

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

Movements

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. (2019). 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 https://www.hbw.com/node/60288 on 19 August 2019).