French: Méliphage à bec fort German: Starkschnabel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero picudo
Van Diemen’s Land = Tasmania
Islands in Bass Strait (King I, Flinders I, Cape Barren I) and Tasmania.
15 cm; male 23·5–30·5 g, female 17·5–28·5 g. Has neat black cap covering top and side of head and hindneck, arc of bare light blue to... read more
Noisy. Continuous loud short, sharp “cheep” notes, as single or double notes, or in... read more
Mainly mature, wet sclerophyll forests, including stands of mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans... read more
Food and feeding
Usually invertebrates (mainly insects), sometimes also nectar and fruit. Forages in canopy, subcanopy and understorey of trees and shrubs.... read more
Season primarily late winter to mid-summer, Jul to mid-Jan, with eggs recorded Aug–Dec and nestlings mid-Aug to early Sept.... read more
Resident; some local movements from wet sclerophyll forest into dry sclerophyll during winter.... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Tasmania EBA. Widespread in Tasmania. No estimates of total population, but recorded at densities of up to 2... read more
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