French: Méliphage festonné German: Buntkopf-Honigfresser Spanish: Picoespina occidental
Van Diemen’s Land; error = district of Perth, Western Australia
SW Western Australia mainly in coastal and subcoastal regions, from Eneabba S to Pingelly and Fitzgerald R, thence E to Israelite Bay and Cape Arid National Park.
12·5–15·5 cm; male 9–11·5g, female 8–11 g. Small honeyeater with long slender, decurved bill and moderately long tail. Male is largely... read more
Song, throughout day when nesting, described as fluted, metallic whistles and twitterings, or... read more
Mainly habitats dominated by or supporting Banksia but also with other Proteaceae, e.g.... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly nectar, also small invertebrates (insects). Forages at all levels from ground to canopy (to 30 m or more above ground), mainly in... read more
Mainly spring-summer, eggs early Aug to late Oct and mid-Dec, nestlings mid-Aug to late Nov and fledglings mid-Sept to early Dec;... read more
Mainly resident, with some local movements; scattered records N of main range. Some seasonal... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Reasonably common. No estimates of global population; density 0·004 birds/ha at one site. Has suffered from clearing of native vegetation for... read more
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