French: Méliphage de Nouvelle-Hollande German: Weißaugen-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Nueva Holanda
Other common names:
“Nova Hollandia” = region of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. n. longirostris
(Gould, 1846) – SW & S Western Australia S & SE from about Geraldton (occasionally farther N) to Esperance, thence coastally and subcoastally to Israelite Bay.
P. n. novaehollandiae
(Latham, 1790) – SE mainland Australia from SE Queensland (S from Gympie) and E New South Wales (reaching W slopes of Great Divide) S to S Victoria (extending farther inland in W) and SE South Australia (E from Eyre Peninsula).
P. n. campbelli
(Mathews, 1923) – Kangaroo I (South Australia).
P. n. caudatus
Salomonsen, 1966 – King I and Furneaux Group, in Bass Strait.
P. n. canescens
(Latham, 1790) – Tasmania.
18 cm (16–20); male 10–25 g and female 10–23 g (nominate), male 13–23 g and female 10·5–20 g (longirostris), male 20·5... read more
Noisy, with complex repertoire dominated by simple single-note calls. Probable contact or location... read more
Mainly heathland and dense shrubland, including mallee heathland, sometimes with scattered emergent... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectar, also manna, and arthropods, lerp and honeydew (of eriococcids and psyllids). Arthropods mainly insects and their larvae, but... read more
Recorded throughout year but season mainly winter-spring, with 55% of clutches Aug–Oct and 71% Jul–Nov, and only 6% Dec–... read more
Primarily resident; some movements, probably largely local. Descriptions as nomadic, partly nomadic... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Widespread in SW and in much of SE, widespread also in Tasmania; more sparse in N of range and in W part of South Australian range (... read more
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