French: Méliphage de Macleay German: Kappenhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Macleay
E. P. Ramsay
Cardwell, Rockingham Bay, Queensland, Australia
NE Queensland from N of Cooktown S, including Hinchinbrook I and extending inland to W slopes of Atherton Tableland, to S Paluma Range, and occasionally farther (to The Pinnacles, SW of Townsville), in NE Australia.
17–21·5 cm; male 30–39 g, female 25·5–31 g. Highly distinctive, medium-sized honeyeater with rather short tail, and long, rather hefty,... read more
Calls loud and conspicuous, but species usually quiet. Song a rapid somewhat musical call of 2 or 3... read more
Mainly rainforest, mostly low-altitude forests (including mesophyll vine forest and complex... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly insectivorous; also takes nectar and fruit, including small figs (Ficus). Forages at all levels of forest, particularly... read more
Poorly known. Breeding (including fledglings) reported in Sept–Dec and Feb–Mar, with eggs Oct–Dec and nestlings Oct. Nest... read more
Resident; possibly some seasonal altitudinal movements near Cooktown, moving to higher altitudes in... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. Locally common. No estimates of numbers or density.
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