French: Méliphage à tête grise German: Grauscheitel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero cabecigrís
McMinns Range, central Australia
NC Western Australia (S Kimberley Division and Pilbara) E to SW Northern Territory (E to NW Simpson Desert, and patchily in N around Victoria R and in subcoastal S Gulf of Carpentaria to Barkly Tableland), NW South Australia and W Queensland (S of Mt Isa, and in upper Cooper Creek Drainage Basin; apparently isolated population near Eulo).
13–16·5 cm; male 13–17g, female 12·5–18 g. Has pale grey top of head grading to light grey-brown on hindneck and upperbody, slightly browner... read more
Not well known. Calls frequently, particularly when foraging. Loud, penetrating and rather peevish... read more
Mainly low, open, arid and semi-arid woodlands, typically in sandstone ranges but also on... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates (mostly insects, also spiders) and nectar, occasionally fruit. Proportions of observations comprising foraging for nectar 35... read more
Recorded in all months, probably mainly winter-spring, although suggested as breeding at any time after rain; clutches Jan–Feb, Apr... read more
Poorly known. Apparently mainly resident, with at least local movements. Occasional influxes at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Relativly poorly known species, with little information on numerical status. Widespread in N Western Australia and W Queensland. No estimates of... read more
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