French: Méliphage lancéolé German: Strichelhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero lanceolado
New South Wales, Australia
E Australia from C & SE Queensland (mainly S of 20° S) S & SW through inland and NE New South Wales (extending to coast S to about Sydney) to NW Victoria and SE South Australia (E of Yorke Peninsula).
21·5–23·6 cm; male 33–48g, female 33–45 g. Medium-large honeyeater with short, virtually straight bill and longish tail with slight notch... read more
Typically noisy, and vocalizes periodically through day. Stationary song (usually given while... read more
Diverse range of generally tall and open, dry sclerophyll woodlands. Often in eucalypt woodlands,... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar, seeds, fruits, and invertebrates (mainly insects and their larvae). Forages mostly in foliage and from upper branches... read more
Recorded in Aug–Jan, mostly Oct–Nov. Usually nests solitarily; co-operative breeding observed occasionally. Nest built by both... read more
Appears to be resident over much of range. Some movements recorded, however, even in regions or at... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Rather uncommon. No estimates of population. Range has expanded into SE Queensland, mainly since 1960s. At least formerly, considered a pest in... read more
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