French: Méliphage de White German: Grauhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de White
Lake Way, east Murchison Drainage, Western Australia
Arid and semi-arid inland Australia: widely scattered records from W Western Australia E to C & S Northern Territory (S of 17° S) and, rarely, N South Australia.
10–13 cm; male 7–10·3 g, female 9·4–11 g. Small, slim honeyeater with short tail. Plumage is nondescript brownish-grey above and white below,... read more
Most common call a loud and somewhat harsh, disyllabic “cre-seek”, second note higher... read more
Low acacia woodlands and shrublands, usually dominated by mulga (Acacia aneura), ... read more
Food and feeding
Mostly insectivorous, seen to eat lerp and associated insects; also nectar and mistletoe (Loranthaceae) fruit. Forages mainly in foliage of... read more
Breeds in cooler months of inland, from late autumn to mid-spring, but few records; eggs mid-May, second half Aug and mid-Nov, nestlings... read more
No information. Regularly reported at some sites, but sightings and occurrence unpredictable;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Little known; uncommon to rare. Listed as “rare” in South Australia and “endangered” in Western Australia. At one site in... read more
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