French: Méliphage maquillé German: Zimtbrust-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero maquillado
Other common names:
P. L. Sclater
Hatam, Arfak Mountains, Vogelkop Peninsula, north-west New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
M. t. torquatus
P. L. Sclater, 1874 – mountains of Vogelkop, in NW New Guinea.
M. t. nuchalis
Mayr, 1936 – Weyland Mts and S slopes of Nassau Mts and Oranje Mts, in W & WC New Guinea.
M. t. mixtus
Rand, 1941 – upper slopes of Central Ranges of C New Guinea from Oranje Mts (Baliem R region) E to Victor Emanuel Mts and Telefomin area.
M. t. polyphonus
Mayr, 1931 – mountains of NE inland New Guinea, including Adelbert Mts, and from Bismarck Range (upper Wahgi region) E to Herzog and Kuper Ranges.
M. t. cahni
Mertens, 1923 – mountains of Huon Peninsula, in NE New Guinea.
M. t. emilii
A. B. Meyer, 1886 – mountains of SE New Guinea.
23 cm; one male 48 g and female 39–45 g (nominate), male 40–58 g and female 34–44 g (polyphonus), one female 41·5g (mixtus). Male... read more
Noisy at times, with loud raucous vocalizations. Song of repeated loud, rollicking but varied... read more
Lower and middle montane forests, forest edge, open secondary growth, scrub, agri-gardens and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet invertebrates, mainly insects and their larvae, including Lepidoptera, bugs (Hemiptera) and beetles (Coleoptera); also nectar and... read more
Few reliable data. Appears to breed in most months from late wet season through to late dry season: nestlings late Mar to early May, and... read more
No indication of any movements; probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Generally fairly common to common in some regions, and scarce to rare elsewhere. Suggested that, in view of preference for forest edge, open second... read more
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