French: Méliphage chamois German: Geradschnabel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero habano
Sorong, Vogelkop Peninsula, New Guinea
Subspecies and Distribution
T. g. griseigula
(Schlegel, 1871) – NW & N New Guinea from Vogelkop and Bomberai Peninsula (including Kumawa Mts) E to Humboldt Bay and extending to foothills of S Weyland Mts; also isolated population in Gogol R area (Madang Province).
T. g. fulviventris
(E. P. Ramsay, 1882) – SE New Guinea on lower Watut R (Morobe Province) and E from Kumusi R and, on S coast, from E Gulf Province.
18 cm; male 37–43 g and one female 34 g (nominate), 32 g (fulviventris). Nominate race is olive-brown above, with rufous tinge on uppertail-coverts, remiges... read more
Main call a fairly loud, rapid, descending series of upslurred whistles, “swee-swee-swee-swee... read more
Lowland and foothill primary rainforest, also forest edge and tall secondary growth; sea-level to... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods (insects), fruit, nectar and flowers. Forages from understorey to upper canopy, often in lower and middle strata; of 41... read more
Poorly known. Appears to breed in dry season to early wet season (at least), and suggested as finishing late Jul to early Aug; juvenile... read more
Probably resident; resident in lowland forest near Brown R.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Patchily distributed throughout range. Generally uncommon; can be locally common, e.g. at Lohiki, in Gulf Province. Estimated density 0·1 bird... read more
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