French: Méliphage unicolore German: Wulsthonigfresser Spanish: Mielero unicolor
Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia
N Australia from Melville I and N Western Australia (Kimberley Division and offshore islands) E throughout Top End of Northern Territory (S to upper Victoria R in SW and to Barkly Tableland in SE), and on Groote Eylandt, to N Queensland (S to near Proserpine; occasional records farther S, e.g. Mackay, and on Atherton Tableland).
Male 19–22 cm, 27·8–40·4g; female 17–20 cm, 25–33 g. Plumage is plain dark olive-brown to greyish-olive above, and slightly paler and... read more
Song loud and ringing or fluting, three similar phrases separated by interval of c. 0·5... read more
Mainly riparian forests and woodlands, frequently riverine or swamp associations dominated by... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar, fruit, seeds and invertebrates (mainly insects, also spiders). Usually forages in dense vegetation, from canopy to... read more
Probably throughout year, and recorded in all months except Jun near Darwin (Northern Territory); clutches Jul–Mar. Nest built by... read more
Resident. No evidence of nomadism, but possibly moves locally to exploit flowering; at Victoria... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. No estimates of total population; recorded densities of up to 2 birds/ha. Formerly considered common at Mt Isa, in NW Queensland, but now recorded... read more
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