French: Méliphage à plumet blanc German: Schuppenbrust-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero escamoso
Other common names:
Choor Island = Koer Islands, east Banda Sea
Tayandu Is (Ree, Tayandu), Koer Is (Kilsoein), Manggoer, Fathol, Taam and Kai Is (Kai Besar, Er, Godon), in SE Moluccas, and Wetar, Romang, Damar, Leti, Moa, Luang, Sermata, Babar and Tanimbar Is (including Larat, Lutur and Molu), in E Lesser Sundas.
14·5 cm; one female 13 g, one unsexed 13 g. Plumage is olive-grey above, with paler olive to yellow-olive rump and uppertail-coverts; distinctive facial pattern of... read more
On Wetar, calls include downslurred whistled “chirrup” or upslurred “chirrup... read more
Coastal and lowland secondary monsoon woodland, open scrub and shrubland, mangroves, lightly wooded... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and, presumably, insects. Occurs from substage to canopy. Forages at flowers, including of coconut palms and inconspicuous flowers... read more
Nest is neat structure, decorated on outside with cobwebs, wool and cotton, with entrance to side, sometimes with partial roof, and tail... read more
Little information; considered resident in Tanimbar Is.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Timor and Wetar EBA and in Banda Sea Islands EBA. Generally common to abundant; one of the commonest bird species... read more
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