French: Myzomèle des Fidji German: Orangebrust-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero pechinaranja
Other common names:
Vanua Levu, Fiji
Fiji: all main islands and most smaller islands and islets from Yasawa Group S to Kadavu and E to Lau Group.
9–11 cm; male 8–10 g, female 8–9 g. Tiny, short-tailed honeyeater with long, rather slender and decurved bill. Male has head and neck mostly black, with... read more
Frequently a strident “chit-chit” or “sweet-sweet”, especially from flocks... read more
All habitats, including primary and secondary lowland, hill and montane forest, coastal forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectar; also takes many arthropods, including spiders (Araneae) and insects. Forages at all heights, from low herbs and shrubs up to... read more
Recorded in all months except Mar–Apr; possibly double-brooded. Nest a fragile and loosely built cup made of grasses and fine... read more
Mostly sedentary; in dry areas of W Viti Levu undertakes local movements, sometimes in small flocks... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Fiji EBA. Common to abundant, e.g. common on Makogai and Gau, in Lomaiviti Group. Often found in modified... read more
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