French: Myzomèle de Sclater German: Scharlachkehl-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero de Sclater
Other common names:
W. A. Forbes
Palaküru, Credner Islands, off north-east New Britain
Karkar I, off NE New Guinea, and small islands of Bismarck Archipelago, including Crown, Long, Tolokiwa, Tamuniai, Umboi, Unea (Bali), Witu Group, islets in Kimbe Bay and off N coast of New Britain, Talele, Watom and Credner Is (near Duke of York I, including Nanuk and Palakuru).
10·5–12 cm; male 10·5–12 g, female 10–11 g (Karkar), unsexed 10·5 g. Male has top and side of head and neck and upper mantle black-... read more
Wheezy slurred “siieeuw”; upslurred “sweei” followed by repeated rising... read more
Primary forest (including littoral forest), secondary growth and modified habitats, including... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, insects, fruit and parts of flowers. Forages from canopy to understorey; in forest below summits on Karkar, mainly above 3 m from... read more
On Karkar, season appears protracted but probably started by May–Jun; nest with young in mid-Aug on Witu. Nest a thin-walled cup,... read more
Resident; on Karkar, may undertake seasonal altitudinal movements.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in New Britain and New Ireland EBA. Generally common or abundant. Status on Umboi uncertain; at least occasionally... read more
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