French: Myzomèle montagnard German: Berghonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Adolfina
Arfak Mountains, north-west New Guinea
Mountains of W, N & E New Guinea (Vogelkop, C North Coastal Range, Central Highlands E from L Kopiago, Adelbert Mts, Huon Peninsula and SE).
9–10 cm; unsexed mean 7·4g, two females 7 g and 8 g. Tiny myzomela, and smallest honeyeater. Male is distinctive but somewhat variable, mostly dark grey to dusky... read more
Calls include high-pitched upslurred “sweeit”, descending wheezy “tzzew”,... read more
Montane and mid-montane primary forest, tall secondary growth and other modified habitats, such as... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar; small arthropods, apparently mainly insects, including small beetles (Coleoptera) and small homopteran bugs. Frequents canopy of... read more
Two nests with chicks in mid-Jul and late Oct (Wahgi Valley). One nest a neat, finely made cup woven into dead bracken frond that projected... read more
Little information. Possibly largely resident, with local movements to exploit flowering plants... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common to common, but patchily distributed; can be scarce or absent at sites. Common in disturbed sites and in towns and gardens... read more
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