French: Méliphage buissonnier German: Schneeohr-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero matorralero
Naiabui, Hall Sound, south-east New Guinea
Mainly hills and lower mountains, less often lowlands, of Vogelkop, Weyland, Nassau and Oranje Mts, Huon Peninsula, and SC & SE New Guinea.
17–19 cm; male 27–34 g, female 20–29 g. Has top and side of head and neck and entire upperbody greyish-olive, with blackish lores, white lower ear-coverts... read more
Song of 10–12 rapidly uttered thin notes (c. 5 per second), often rising in pitch and then... read more
Typically in disturbed habitats, including secondary growth and forest edge, forest remnants along... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes insects, nectar and some fruit. Usually forages in understorey (e.g. frequently up to 5 m above ground), but visits flowering... read more
Recorded in dry season and middle of wet season: eggs in early Mar and Sept, nestlings late Jul, late Sept and late Oct, and fledglings... read more
Resident at Crater Mt, in Tabubil region and around Brown R, and probably at Moroka; probably... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common to abundant at higher altitudes, and uncommon in lowlands; scarce on Sogeri Plateau. A species of disturbed habitats, has successfully... read more
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