Yellow-browed melidectes

Yellow-browed melidectes
Melidectes rufocrissalis

Photo by Jon Hornbuckle (Birding Around the World)

Common name:
yellow-browed melidectes (en); melífago-de-Reichenow (pt); méliphage de Reichenow (fr); mielero cejiamarillo (es); Reichenowhonigfresser (de)

Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae

This species is endemic to New guinea, being found in the central and eastern mountains of Papua-New Guinea and marginally across the border into Indonesia.

These birds are 26-29 cm long and weigh 55-95 g.

The yellow-browed melidectes is found in lower and middle mountain rainforests, also using second growths, forests edges and even gardens.

They forage on the middle and upper levels of the forests, taking insects, nectar and fruits.

These birds possibly breed all year round. The nest in an open basket woven with fine grasses. There is no further information regarding the incubation of this species.

IUCN status – LC (Least Concern)
This species has a relatively large breeding range and is described as fairly common to common. There is no available information on population trends.

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