Family Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Least Concern

New Ireland Myzomela (Myzomela pulchella)


Taxonomy

French: Myzomèle de Nouvelle-Irlande German: Neuirland-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Nueva Irlanda
Taxonomy:

Myzomela pulchella

Salvadori

, 1891,

New Ireland

.

Monotypic.

Distribution:

C & S New Ireland, in E Bismarck Archipelago.

Descriptive notes

11 cm; 10 g. Forehead, crown, anterior ear-coverts, malar area and chin to uppermost breast are red, forming conspicuous red mask enclosing narrow black loral stripe that... read more

Voice

Call a buzzy, downslurred “bzzr” or repeated “zzr”.  

Habitat

Montane forest, mainly above 500 m; generally replaced at lower altitudes by M. cruentata... read more

Food and feeding

No data on diet. Singles and small groups forage in canopy and congregate in flowering trees; two seen to search through epiphytic growth... read more

Breeding

No information.  

Movements

Resident.  

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. In general, present species is very poorly known. No measures or estimates of... read more

Recommended citation

Higgins, P., Christidis, L. & Ford, H. (2019). New Ireland Myzomela (Myzomela pulchella). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/60353 on 16 September 2019).