French: Myzomèle à nuque rouge German: Scharlachnacken-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero nuquirrojo
Other common names:
Santa Isabel, Solomon Islands
Buka, Bougainville, Shortland Is, Choiseul (and Arnavon I) and Santa Isabel (and Malakobi and Megapode), in N Solomon Is.
12–13 cm; male 12–14 g, three females 10–11 g. Male has varying scarlet patch on crown or hindcrown, on some individuals extending to forehead and below eye... read more
Variety of brief calls: sweet, high-pitched “tsip-tsip” like that of a sunbird (... read more
Lowland, middle-altitude and montane primary forest, including cloudforest, forest edge, also tall... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and insects. Observed mainly in crowns of trees, including flowering coconut palms in gardens, but forages at all levels, from... read more
Female carrying food in mid-Jan; most birds at c.1500 m in Jul–Aug were in breeding condition, whereas those in lowlands at same time... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Fairly common on Bougainville, uncommon on Choiseul and rare on Santa Isabel. Presumably still... read more
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