French: Méliphage trompeur German: Grünmantel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero dorsiverde
Hall Sound, south-east New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
G. f. pallida
Stresemann & Paludan, 1932 – West Papuan Is (Waigeo, Batanta, Salawati).
G. f. fallax
Salvadori, 1878 – Misool (West Papuan Is), lowland New Guinea, including Yapen I (Geelvink Bay), and Aru Is.
G. f. claudi
(Mathews, 1914) – NE Queensland (E Cape York Peninsula S as far as Princess Charlotte Bay), in NE Australia.
11–12·5 cm; male 7·5–18g and female 8–12 g (New Guinea), two males 10·5–11·5 g and female 9·5 g (claudi).... read more
In New Guinea, usual call described as repeated high-pitched “chick”, or as repetitive... read more
Primary and secondary tropical rainforest and rainforest edge, in Australia including gallery... read more
Food and feeding
Primarily insectivorous; also takes small fruits (including of Poikilospermum), and seen to forage among eucalypt flowers, taking... read more
Very poorly known. In New Guinea, nesting observed in Aug and Dec, juveniles in Jul and Oct, and birds in breeding condition Jul, Oct and... read more
Apparently resident, probably with some local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common in New Guinea, but generally considered uncommon there. In Australia, race claudi fairly common but occupying only a small... read more
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