French: Méliphage jaune German: Zitronenhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero amarillo
Port Essington, N coast of Australia = Cape York, north-east Queensland, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
S. f. flava
(Gould, 1843) – Cape York Peninsula and coastal and subcoastal far NE Queensland S to about Burketown (SE Gulf of Carpentaria) in W and to Burdekin–Lynd Divide in E.
S. f. addenda
(Mathews, 1912) – coastal and subcoastal CE Queensland from high country of Burdekin–Lynd Divide S to Broad Sound.
c. 18 cm; male 19–30·8 g, female 16–25·4 g. Nominate race mainly olive-yellow above and on side of head, lemon-yellow below; diffuse lemon-yellow... read more
Vocal, especially at roosts or when mobbing; calls in flight. Four vocalizations distinguished in... read more
Open riparian forests and woodlands, particularly around swamps and other wetlands, typically... read more
Food and feeding
Diet includes nectar, fruit and small arthropods (mainly insects, some spiders). Forages mainly in trees and shrubs, among foliage, trunks... read more
Recorded in all months, clutches Aug–May and nestlings Sept–May; one pair known to have raised three broods in one year.... read more
Resident throughout range; in study of colour-ringed population at Townsville, found to be... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. No estimates of total population; recorded density of 0·02 birds/ha along Lockhart R.
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