French: Méliphage à pendeloques German: Gelblappen-Honigfresser Spanish: Mielero ventriamarillo
Nouvelle Zélande; error = south-east Tasmania, Australia.
Close to A. carunculata. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
A. p. kingi
(Mathews, 1925) – King I, in Bass Strait.
A. p. paradoxa
(Daudin, 1800) – C & E Tasmania, rare on W coast; recorded very occasionally on Flinders I.
Male 44–50 cm, 135–260g; female 37–43 cm, 104–190 g. Largest honeyeater, with long, graduated tail. Nominate race has face, chin and throat largely... read more
Noisy, especially foraging flocks, and calls audible over some distance, but vocalizations poorly... read more
Mainly Eucalyptus-dominated sclerophyll forests and woodlands, particularly dry... read more
Food and feeding
Nectar (mainly from Eucalyptus and Banksia); some arthropods (insects and spiders) and fruit. Forages at all levels, from... read more
Season Aug–Jan, laying Sept–Nov, and dependent fledglings noted Oct and Jan; season later in Central Highlands than on coast;... read more
Not properly understood. Most movements appear erratic, especially in non-breeding periods;... read more
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Restrictedrange species: present in Tasmania EBA. King I race (kingi) “vulnerable”; adversely affected by clearance of habitat,... read more
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