French: Polochion de Nouvelle-Bretagne German: Melanesien-Lederkopf Spanish: Filemón de Nueva Bretaña
P. L. Sclater
Subspecies and Distribution
P. c. umboi
E. J. O. Hartert, 1926 – Umboi, in Bismarck Archipelago.
P. c. cockerelli
P. L. Sclater, 1877 – New Britain and Duke of York I, in Bismarck Archipelago.
33–35 cm; male 139–147g, two females 153 g and 177 g. Large, rather drab honeyeater, with long neck, and fairly long, heavy and gently decurved bill (with no... read more
One of noisiest birds on New Britain, vocalizations ranging from rasping sounds to bugle-like notes... read more
Most wooded habitats, from lowland to mid-montane rainforest, forest edges, tall secondary forest,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar and arthropods. Frequents upper levels of vegetation, mainly canopy. Seen to forage in flowering trees and epiphytes,... read more
Appears to breed in late dry season to wet season on N coast and in middle of dry season on S coast: eggs recorded late Sept to early Feb,... read more
No information. Probably resident, with some local movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Common to abundant in lowlands of New Britain, but less common in mountains. No... read more
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