French: Méliphage leucotique German: Schwarzkehl-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero orejiblanco
Nova Hollandia = region of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
N. l. novaenorciae
(Milligan, 1904) – S Western Australia (S from Kalbarri area) E to W edge of Nullarbor Plain, and across coastal and subcoastal mallee to SE South Australia (E to SE Eyre Peninsula).
N. l. leucotis
(Latham, 1801) – E & SE Queensland (S from Burra Range, E of Hughenden; and from about Bunya Mts) S, including E Murray–Darling Basin, to SE South Australia (S from S Flinders Ranges) and Victoria.
N. l. thomasi
(Mathews, 1912) – Kangaroo I, in SE South Australia.
16·5–21·5 cm; male 18·9–35 g and female 18–30 g (nominate), male 15–28 g and female 15·2–21 g (novaenorciae... read more
Generally noisy (seasonal switch in main calls used). Eight main calls: most frequent “Chew... read more
Dry woodlands and open forests dominated by eucalypts, usually where trees have decorticating... read more
Food and feeding
Mainly invertebrates (insects, also spiders), as well as nectar, lerp, manna and honeydew, and some fruit; estimated ratio of insect-... read more
Recorded in all months, mainly late winter to mid-summer and with resurgence in activity in autumn, most clutches Aug–Dec, and in S... read more
Resident; some local movements. Partial altitudinal migration in highlands of SE Australia:... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common but somewhat patchily distributed, e.g. nominate race largely absent from coastal areas of SE Queensland (S of Rockhampton) and NE... read more
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