French: Méliphage des mangroves German: Mangrovehonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de manglar
Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia
Coastal E Australia from NE Queensland (Ross R, near Townsville) S, including islands from Whitsunday Group S to Moreton Bay, to NE New South Wales (Tweed R–Tweed Heads, and disjunctly farther S near Broken Head, Clarence R and mouth of Macleay R, and once at Wauchope, on Hastings R).
c. 19·5 cm; male 23·9–33·1g, female 22–30 g. Plumage is olive-brown above, grading to greyish-brown on rump and uppertail-coverts, with fine... read more
Song loud, melodious and ringing, but varying, e.g. “whit-u-we-u”. Also scolding... read more
Mainly mangrove forests and woodlands fringing coasts, bays, estuaries and islands; less often in... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and invertebrates, possibly fruit. Invertebrates include insects, marine snails (Gastropoda) and crabs (Decapoda). Forages mainly in... read more
Aug–Dec (peak Sept) and in N of range also Apr–May. Nest cup-shaped, of dried grasses and seagrass or plant fibre bound with... read more
Resident; some local movements to exploit flowering vegetation. In Moreton Bay, in SE Queensland,... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in East Australian Mangroves Secondary Area. Fairly common locally; rare in S of range. No estimates of abundance... read more
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