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Arfak Honeyeater

From Opus

Alternative name: Western Smoky Honeyeater.

Photo by mehdhalaouate Arfak Mountains, West Papua, January 2005
Photo by mehdhalaouate
Arfak Mountains, West Papua, January 2005
Melipotes gymnops


[edit] Identification

21ยท5โ€“22 cm

  • Black (or greyish-black) head, neck, breast, upper belly and flanks

[edit] Distribution

South-east Asia: found in north-west New Guinea (Arfak, Tamrau and Wandammen Mountains)

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Montane forests and forest edges, gardens. Reported at heights around 1200โ€“2700 m,

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Mainly frugivorous but also known to eat insects and seeds.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)

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