French: Méliphage marbré German: Marmorhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero jaspeado
P. L. Sclater
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, north-west New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. cinereus
(P. L. Sclater, 1874) – mountains of Vogelkop Peninsula, in NW New Guinea.
P. c. dorsalis
Stresemann & Paludan, 1934 – Weyland Mts and S slopes of W Nassau Mts, in W New Guinea.
P. c. marmoratus
(Sharpe, 1882) – Central Ranges of New Guinea E from Weyland Mts, also Adelbert Mts and mountains of Huon Peninsula (including Herzog Mts).
20–22 cm; male 40–58 g, female 36–46 g (marmoratus). A medium-sized and rather drab honeyeater with medium-length solid bill. Nominate race has top... read more
Largely silent; occasionally a downslurred “tyert”, repeated at intervals of 2 seconds... read more
Hill forest and lower and middle montane forest, forest edge and secondary growth, also gardens; on... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar, small fruits (2–7 mm in diameter), insects, and parts of flowers. In Eastern Highlands foraged mainly in upper... read more
Very poorly known. Nestling recorded in Mar, and female with enlarged ovary in Nov. No further relevant information available, although... read more
No information; probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known; considered patchily common, or generally sparse to locally common; uncommon on Mt Mengam, in Adelbert Range. No estimates of global... read more
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