French: Méliphage des Nouvelles-Hébrides German: Weißbauch-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero ventriblanco
Other common names:
Glyciphila [sic] notabilis
Vanua Lava, Banks Islands, Vanuatu
Subspecies and Distribution
G. n. notabilis
Sharpe, 1899 – Banks Is (Ureparapara and Vanua Lava), Espiritu Santo and Ambae, in N & C Vanuatu.
G. n. superciliaris
(Mayr, 1932) – C Vanuatu (Maewo, Pentecost, Malakula, Ambrym, Paama and Epi).
18–21·5 cm; one male 29·7 g, two females 23·3 g, 26·4 g. Nominate race has top and side of head black, fine white speckling on forehead and... read more
Highly vocal, with range of ringing calls. Main call one of the most characteristic sounds of... read more
Hill and montane primary forest and tall secondary growth, occasionally lowland forests and... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, pollen, insects, spiders, probably fruit. Forages from canopy down to understorey; searches among foliage and flowers, gleaning and... read more
Very poorly known. Said to breed Sept–Jan, with unspecified evidence of breeding Oct–Nov. Nest cup-shaped; clutch 2 pale eggs.... read more
Resident, probably with some local movements. Described as moving from high altitude to sea-level... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted range species: present in Vanuatu and Temotu EBA. Widespread and common.
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