French: Méliphage à joues d’or German: Dreistreifen-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero carigualdo
Nova Hollandia = region of Port Jackson, New South Wales, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
C. c. barroni
(Mathews, 1912) – montane NE Queensland from Shiptons Flat–Mt Amos–Mt Finnigan (near Cooktown) S, including Atherton and Windsor–Carbine Tablelands, to Clarke–Connors Ranges, in NE Australia.
C. c. chrysops
(Latham, 1801) – NE Queensland (Dawson–Mackenzie Basin) S, inland to W slopes of Great Divide (scattered records W of this range), to Victoria and SE South Australia.
C. c. samueli
(Mathews, 1912) – S Flinders Ranges, Mt Lofty Ranges and Fleurieu Peninsula, in SE South Australia.
15–17·5 cm; male 12–20·5g and female 15–20 g (nominate), two males 17–17·5 g and female 15–16 g (samueli), male 14... read more
Typical daytime song 1·8–2·6 seconds in duration, of 4–6 brief syllables... read more
Dry, open sclerophyll forests and woodlands dominated by Eucalyptus, including savanna and... read more
Food and feeding
Wide range of items, including nectar (often of Eucalyptus, Banksia) and pollen, fruit and seeds, manna, and lerp and... read more
Season broadly Jul–Mar, with clutches early Aug to late Feb and nestlings reported until early Mar. Nest built by female, often... read more
Nominate race partly migratory; isolated breeding populations of NE Queensland (barroni)... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Common in most of range. No estimates of total population; recorded densities of 0·01–2·2 birds/ha and 0·25–1... read more
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