French: Méliphage à menton blanc German: Weißkinn-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero goliblanco
Port Essington, Northern Territory, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
M. a. albogularis
Gould, 1848 – disjunctly in S, NE & SE New Guinea (S Trans-Fly from Kurik E to Oriomo R; middle reaches of Markham R; upper Musa R, lower Ponganu R and Oro Bay and, S of Owen Stanley Range, Bereina E to Kupiano); Western Australia (from Kimberley and Broome) and Top End of Northern Territory (S to Barkly Tableland) E to NE Queensland (Cape York Peninsula S to Burdekin–Mitchell Drainage Basin), including numerous offshore islands.
M. a. inopinatus
Schodde, 1989 – E Queensland (from Burdekin–Mitchell Drainage Basin) S on E slopes of Great Divide and adjacent coast to NE New South Wales (S to Macleay R).
11·5–14·5 cm; male 10–13g and female 9–12·5 g (nominate), male 12–15 g and female 10–15 g (inopinatus). Nominate... read more
Varies. Most common call in Australia a rapid high-pitched shrill piping “t-tee, t-tee, t-tee…” or... read more
In Australia, mainly open eucalypt forests and woodlands with either grassy or shrubby understorey... read more
Food and feeding
Invertebrates (mainly insects, also spiders) and nectar (e.g. of Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Grevillea). Forages at... read more
Few observations from New Guinea, nestlings mid-Oct and fledglings in Oct and Apr, suggesting breeding in middle to late dry season and... read more
Resident; local movements reported near edge of range (which sometimes described as nomadic). Some... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in Australia. No estimates of total population, but recorded densities range from less than 0·01 birds/ha to 2·1 birds/ha. The... read more
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