French: Méliphage à gouttelettes German: Zimtflügel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero alirrufo
Nova Hollandia = Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. chrysoptera
(Latham, 1801) – coastal SE Australia on and E of tablelands of Great Divide from SE Queensland (Dawes Range) S, including Fraser I, Stradbroke I and other islands, to SE Victoria, and W through SE South Australia to Adelaide.
A. c. halmaturina
(Mathews, 1912) – Kangaroo I, off South Australia.
A. c. tasmanica
(Mathews, 1912) – N & E Tasmania (and scattered records in SW & W and inland).
27–35 cm; male 57–85 g and female 44–82 g (nominate), male 76–95 g and female 55–63 g (tasmanica), male 75–82g (halmaturina... read more
Noisy, especially in spring-summer, but calls throughout year with typically loud and raucous,... read more
Mainly sclerophyllous heathlands, shrublands, forests and woodlands, often dominated by Banksia... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly nectar (from wide range of plants but especially Banksia and Eucalyptus), but also takes manna, fruit,... read more
Season mainly spring-summer; eggs recorded in all months, most (58%) early Sept to late Dec; usually two, sometimes three, attempts per... read more
Resident over most of mainland range (nominate race), where present throughout year at most sites,... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Probably not globally threatened. Common. No estimates of global numbers; recorded densities of 0·09–0·32 birds/ha. In both mainland... read more
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