French: Méliphage mineur German: Zwerghonigfresser Spanish: Mielero lunulado
Swan River, south Western Australia
Coastal and subcoastal SW Australia, roughly S of a line from N Gairdner Range to Hopetoun and E to Cape Arid National Park.
Male 29–33 cm, 65–78 g; female 27–30 cm, 47–57 g; unsexed 45·5–83g. Large, slender honeyeater with long, graduated tail, moderately long... read more
Noisy and conspicuous; one of the first species to call in the morning. Calls of female usually... read more
Mainly open Eucalyptus-dominated forests and woodlands with diverse understorey comprising... read more
Food and feeding
Diet mainly nectar and insects; insects include bugs (Hemiptera) and Hymenoptera, and in one sample mainly ants (Formicidae). At one site,... read more
Jun–Nov and Feb (late austral winter to summer), with records of eggs Jul, Aug and mid-Feb and of nestlings Jul–Oct. Usually... read more
Apparently mainly resident, with some local movements. Possibly some seasonal movement towards... read more
Status and conservation
Not assessed. Probably not globally threatened. Even when treated as specifically distinct from A. chrysoptera, does not qualify as a restricted-range species. No... read more
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