French: Méliphage à points German: Strichelbauch-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero grande de Célebes
Other common names: Greater Streaked Honeyeater
A. B. Meyer and Wiglesworth, 1895,
Matinan Mountains, north Sulawesi.
Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
M. s. sarasinorum
A. B. Meyer & Wiglesworth, 1895 – N Sulawesi.
M. s. chionogenys
Stresemann, 1931 – NC & SC Sulawesi.
M. s. pholidota
Stresemann, 1932 – SE Sulawesi.
20 cm. Nominate race has top and side of head and neck blackish with fine slate-grey streaking, fine blackish supercilium and lores, and large bare violet ear-patch extending... read more
Main call a characteristic sound of high montane rainforest, a chiming monosyllabic “zunk... read more
Upper montane rainforest and elfin moss forest, on ridgetops, from 1700 m to 2800 m, mainly above... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar; doubtless also insects. Usually forages above middle storey, in upper stages and canopy, occasionally descends to... read more
Female with egg in oviduct in early Jul. No other information.
No information; probably sedentary.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restricted-range species: present in Sulawesi EBA. Common or abundant, and widespread on much of Sulawesi (not in S). Threats to forest habitats... read more
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