French: Méliphage à front blanc German: Weißstirn-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero frentiblanco
York district, south Western Australia
Widespread through arid and semi-arid Western Australia E to S Northern Territory (mostly S of 23° S), SW Queensland (S from about Mt Isa), South Australia (mostly N of 33° S), W New South Wales and W Victoria (in Mallee and Wimmera regions, mainly N of 37° S).
13–18·5 cm; male 15–22 g, female 12–19 g. Plumage is mostly black-brown above, with fine white scaling on crown and nape merging into heavy white... read more
Can be noisy when nesting. Main call a distinctive, ringing, metallic "tink-tink", "chink-chink", "... read more
Occupies fairly dense mallee eucalypt shrubland, woodland or heathland, with shrub layer often... read more
Food and feeding
Diet consists mainly of nectar, e.g. of Eucalyptus, Erythrina, Lophostemon, Eremophila; also arthropods... read more
Season Aug–Nov, but occasional records for all other months (mostly Feb–Jul); probably double-brooded. Possibly semi-colonial... read more
Complex, not fully understood; described as resident at a few sites. Generally highly mobile, but... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. No estimates of total population; recorded densities of up to 0·73 birds/ha. Widespread, but largely absent from SW and far N... read more
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