French: Méliphage marqué German: Torreshonigfresser Spanish: Mielero marcado
Cape York, north Queensland, Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
M. n. notata
(Gould, 1867) – islands of C & S Torres Strait; N Queensland S to Archer–Mitchell Rivers and Princess Charlotte Bay, with outliers S to around Cooktown–Ayton area.
M. n. mixta
(Mathews, 1912) – coastal NE Queensland from Cooktown S to Paluma Range, Townsville and Cape Cleveland, inland to Atherton Tableland; isolated population at Mt Elliot and records farther S (at Haughton R).
16·5–20 cm; male 23·3–33·5g and female 20·5–26·5 g (nominate), male 23–32·3 g and female 21–30 g (... read more
Most common call loud, petulant, high-pitched, staccato and descending, syllables slow and... read more
Mainly lowland tropical rainforest, including monsoon forest and vine thickets at some sites. Also... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar, fruit and insects. Usually forages in mid-canopy or in shrub layer, at 3–12 m. Searches at flowers and fruits of trees, vines... read more
Season Aug–Apr. Nest a deep cup, usually of strips of bark and plant fibre and moss, sometimes covered with lichens or large pieces... read more
Apparently resident, with some local movements; occasionally visits top of Paluma Range, where... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Cape York EBA and in Queensland Wet Tropics EBA. No estimates of abundance; seems to be fairly common. Reported... read more
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