French: Méliphage flavescent German: Sichelohr-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero amarillento
Derby, King Sound, Western Australia
Subspecies and Distribution
P. f. melvillensis
(Mathews, 1912) – Tiwi Is (Bathurst I, Melville I), off N Northern Territory, in N Australia.
P. f. flavescens
(Gould, 1840) – SE New Guinea (from Aroa R E to near Port Moresby, inland to Sogeri Plateau); and from N Western Australia (Kimberley Division and associated offshore islands) E through S Top End (largely absent Arafura coast and most of Arnhem Land) to N & NW Queensland.
13–15·5 cm; male 11–16 g and female 9·5–15·5 g (nominate), male 16·5–17 g and female 13–15·5 g (... read more
In Australia, song “porra-cheu, porra-cheu, porra-cheu-cheu-cheu”, described as short... read more
Tropical open sclerophyll forests and woodlands, usually near rivers or other wetlands, typically... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar and invertebrates (mostly insects, some spiders), also some seeds (possibly from fruit) and honeydew. Forages at all heights.... read more
In Australia recorded in all months, mainly in dry season, but around Innisfail (NE Queensland) said to breed Sept–Oct and Jan, and... read more
Resident, recorded throughout year at many sites; some local movements in response to availability... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Fairly common. No estimates of total population; in Australia, recorded mean density of 0·55 birds/ha NW of Katherine, in Northern Territory.... read more
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