French: Méliphage barbe-rouge German: Rotlappen-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero carunculado
region of Port Jackson, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
A. c. woodwardi
Mathews, 1912 – S Western Australia E to S South Australia (E to Mt Lofty Ranges).
A. c. carunculata
(Shaw, 1790) – SE Queensland S (mainly on and E of Great Divide) to Victoria and SE South Australia (W to about Mt Lofty Ranges).
A. c. clelandi
(Mathews, 1923) – Kangaroo I, off South Australia.
Male 33–37 cm, 90–140 g; female 34–37 g, 82–133 g. Nominate race has head and neck black-brown, densely streaked white on nape and hindneck, uniformly... read more
Range of loud, harsh, raucous vocalizations; particularly noisy when congregating at food source.... read more
Wide variety of dry to moist sclerophyllous forests and woodlands, usually dominated by ... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly nectar, also invertebrates (mainly insects), lerp, honeydew and manna, and fruit; rarely, small reptiles (Scincidae) and eggs... read more
Eggs late May to Jan (mostly early Sept to early Nov) and breeding noted in all months except Apr and early May; at Imbota (in N New South... read more
Complex and few clear patterns. At least partly resident and partly migratory. At study sites on... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Many estimates of density, ranging up to 3 birds/ha. Local or regional populations adversely affected by loss or degradation of... read more
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