French: Méliphage orné German: Gelbscheitel-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero adornado
Swan River, south-west Western Australia
SW Australia (mostly S of 30° S but largely excluding far SW) E to Eyre Bird Observatory (scattered records N of this range), and from E Nullarbor Plain and S Great Victoria Desert E in South Australia (including Eyre Peninsula, Flinders Ranges) to The Coorong and Murray Mallee and to NW & NC Victoria and C New South Wales.
14–18·5 cm; male 16–22·1g, female 12·2–21·1 g, unsexed 11–22 g. When breeding, top of head is yellow-olive, grading to... read more
Can be very noisy; one of first species to vocalize in morning, and heard sporadically through day... read more
Mallee eucalypt woodlands, usually with sparse understorey of Leptospermum, Acacia... read more
Food and feeding
Arthropods (insects, also spiders and mites), nectar (e.g. of Eucalyptus, Banksia, some Epacridaceae) and lerp, manna and... read more
Recorded in all months, apparently least often in mid-summer and late autumn; most clutches (69%) Oct to early Dec. Possible instances of... read more
Largely resident over much of range, but at least some local movements. In detailed study at Mt... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Locally common. Recorded densities of up to 3·6 birds/ha. Population N of Dubbo, in New South Wales, possibly isolated. Declined in... read more
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