French: Méliphage peint German: Rotschnabel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero pintado
New South Wales, Australia
N & E Australia: CE Northern Territory (sparse) and Queensland W of Great Divide and S of c. 20° S (though few records in SW) S, on and W of Great Divide, to N Victoria.
14–15 cm; three males 20·5–25·0 g, one female 18 g. Distinctive medium-small honeyeater with short, gently decurved bill and short tail. Male is... read more
Noisy. Song the most common vocalization, given from perches and in display-flight, a highly... read more
In all habitats, strongly associated with presence of mistletoes, e.g. drooping (Amyema... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mostly fruit and nectar of mistletoes, as well as other fruit, and nectar from flowering eucalypts and other plants; also... read more
Timing may depend on availability of mistletoe fruit; recorded Aug–Feb, apparently starting on average later farther S; claim of eggs... read more
Generally considered a N-S migrant, being a non-breeding winter visitor N of c.26°S. In S of... read more
Status and conservation
VULNERABLE. Previously considered Near Threatened. Generally uncommon and sparsely distributed. Total population possibly c. 50,000 birds. Once recorded as breeding at... read more
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