French: Méliphage régent German: Warzenhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero regente
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Extremely patchy distribution in SE Australia from extreme SE Queensland (small numbers in most years) S through New South Wales (mainly on tablelands of Great Divide and N & C inland slopes and plains) to NE Victoria; extinct in South Australia. Throughout range, occasionally reported E or S of Great Divide in coastal and subcoastal districts.
20·4–24 cm; male 41–45·5 g, female 33–45 g. Distinctive, medium-large honeyeater with fairly heavy, decurved bill. Male is mostly black, with... read more
Typically begins calling in morning some 10–15 minutes after most other species. In CE &... read more
Prefers dry sclerophyll box-ironbark Eucalyptus woodlands and forests on inland slopes,... read more
Food and feeding
Predominantly nectar, arthropods (mainly insects), and insect and plant exudates, such as manna, lerp and honeydew; occasionally fruit.... read more
Mainly Sept–Nov but recorded in all months except Apr; in Capertee Valley (CE New South Wales) breeding may begin as early as Jul and... read more
Movements complex, poorly understood, and apparently largely governed by flowering of ... read more
Status and conservation
CRITICALLY ENDANGERED. Total population was estimated at 500–1500 individuals, within range smaller than 300,000 km2, but probably <400 individuals remained in... read more
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