French: Méliphage olivâtre German: Buschhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero oliváceo
Arfak Mountains, north-west New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
T. f. fulvigula
(Schlegel, 1871) – mountains of Vogelkop and Onin Peninsula (Fakfak Mts), in NW New Guinea.
T. f. meyeri
(Salvadori, 1896) – Central Ranges from Weyland Mts E, including Foja Mts and North Coastal Range (Bewani Mts), to mountains of Huon Peninsula and SE New Guinea (including Mt Bosavi).
13–15 cm; two males 20 g, two females 16–19 g (meyeri); two males 16·5–19 g (nominate); one male 22 g (fuscicapilla). Nominate race... read more
Call, frequently as contact during foraging, a plaintive or scolding, upwardly inflected series of... read more
Mid-montane forest and forest edge, mainly at c. 1100–2450 m, but to 2700 m in Snow Mts, and... read more
Food and feeding
Insects recorded as eaten. Forages in understorey, including low dense vegetation at forest edge and dense thickets in damp areas within... read more
Nest with egg in late Jan and female with egg in oviduct in late Jul, indicating breeding in wet and dry seasons. Nest an open cup,... read more
No information; probably resident. Two ringed together in late Sept retrapped with a third... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Poorly known; generally considered scarce to rare. Locally fairly common at Biaru, near Wau; not abundant at Tari Gap.
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