French: Méliphage montagnard German: Schlankschnabel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero montesino
Other common names:
Ptilotis flavirictus orientalis
A. B. Meyer
south-east New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
M. o. facialis
(Rand, 1936) – mountains of Waigeo (West Papuan Is), and of Vogelkop, Fakfak, Kumawa and Wandammen Mts and Central Range of New Guinea (from Weyland Mts and S slopes of Snow Mts) E to Okapa region of Eastern Highlands.
M. o. citreolus
(Rand, 1941) – N slopes of Snow Mts and C North Coastal Range (Foja Mts, Bewani Mts, Torricelli Mts and Prince Alexander Mts), and mountains of NE New Guinea (Adelbert Mts and Huon Peninsula S to Wau region).
M. o. orientalis
(A. B. Meyer, 1894) – mountains of SE New Guinea E from Mambare R and, in S, from at least Angabunga R and including Aseki area (Morobe Province).
14–16 cm; 16–20 g, male average 18·6 g and female average 17·6 g (facialis), male 17·5–20 g and female 14·8–20g... read more
Call notes include bright monosyllabic staccato “tup” or “tuck”, probably... read more
Primary forest (including Castanopsis oak forest), forest edge, tall secondary growth,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet nectar, arthropods (mainly insects), sometimes fruit. Known to feed at inflorescences of Schefflera (Araliaceae). Typically... read more
One nest described, at Crater Mt in mid-May: tightly made, slightly oval cup of plant fibre, twigs and vines, covered externally with live... read more
Resident at Crater Mt and probably at Moroka; probably resident, with some local movements,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally common at middle altitudes. No estimates of total population.
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