French: Méliphage de San Cristobal German: Rostschwanz-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero de San Cristóbal
Other common names: San Cristobal Honeyeater, Makira Melidectes
G. R. Gray, 1870,
San Cristobal, Solomon Islands.
Makira (San Cristobal), in E Solomon Is.
25–28 cm; male 75·5–88 g, female 51·5–58·5 g. Has top of head and neck olive-brown, with fine off-white to pale creamy-buff streaking... read more
Noisy, with large variety of mostly harsh and loud, twangy whistles, honks and croaks. Calls... read more
Primary forest, less often tall secondary forest and forest edge, occasionally foraging out into... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects and probably nectar. Forages within dense forest canopy, less often in substages; also in isolated trees and coconut... read more
Resident; occasional local movement between foraging habitats.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Confined to a single island, where common to abundant. Maximum daily counts of 37 individuals... read more
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