French: Méliphage varié German: Elsterhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero pío
Timor; error = Shark Bay area, Western Australia
Western Australia (S of S Kimberley Division) E to S Northern Territory, SW Queensland and W New South Wales, S to coastal South Australia and W Victoria.
15–20 cm; male 22–34 g, female 22–29 g. Medium-sized honeyeater with fairly long decurved bill. Male is mostly black on head, neck, upperparts and side of... read more
Song a repeated, plaintive, drawn-out piping, e.g. “te-titee-tee-tee” or “titi-te... read more
Mainly arid and semi-arid shrublands, often including or dominated by Eremophila and ... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectar, also small arthropods (insects), occasionally fruit and seeds. Forages mainly among foliage and flowers of trees and shrubs... read more
Usually breeds in austral winter-spring, also at other times if conditions suitable; eggs recorded Jul–Nov (once late Jun in W... read more
Largely erratic, with no obvious pattern in most areas. Occurrence often correlated with flowering... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Regarded as “vulnerable” in New South Wales, where considered an ecological specialist with small population. No... read more
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