Alternative name: Dusky Honeyeater
- Myzomela obscura
- Dark grey brown upperparts
- Paler underparts
- Dark eye patch
- Black iris
- Brown legs and feet
- Downcurved black bill
Asia and Australasia
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Lesser Sundas, Maluku Islands
Australasia: Papua New Guinea, Australia: New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Melanesia
It is a Meliphagidae (honeyeaters and allies) member of the passerine family.
There are 8 subspecies:
- Southern New Guinea (Vogelkop to Port Moresby), Boigu and Saibai islands (north Torres Straits)
- Northern Moluccas (Halmahera, Damar, Ternate, Tidore and Bacan)
- Northern Moluccas (Obi and Bisa)
- Morotai (northern Moluccas)
- Northern and eastern Queensland (southern Torres Straits islands south to Noosa)
Woodland, scrubland, forests, always near water.
The diet includes insects and nectar.
They build a cup shaped nest from bark, leaves and spiders' webs. The clutch consits of 2 red-spotted white eggs.
- Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist
- James Cook University
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