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White-chinned Myzomela

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Alternative names: White-chinned Honeyeater; White-throated Honeyeater; White-throated Myzomela

Myzomela albigula

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[edit] Identification

13-14 cm.

  • Uniform dark brownish-grey upperparts
  • Paler brownish-grey underparts
  • Indistinct red wash on centre of forehead and crown
  • Ruby-red streak on chin and centre of throat
  • Diffuse dusky streaking on breast
  • Black bill
  • pallidor much paler with pale white throat

Sexes similar but females are smaller and have a contrastingly pale greyish-white chin and throat and the red stripe is less distinctive.
Juveniles undescribed.

[edit] Distribution

Endemic to the Louisiade Archipelage, west of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea).
A poorly known restricted-range species. Obviously no longer present on Misima and Tagula. Thought to be common on other islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

Two subspecies recognized:

  • M. a. albigula on Rossell Island (Louisiade Archipelago)
  • M. a. pallidior on Misima, Bonvouloir, Deboyne and Conflict (Louisiade Archipelago)

Forms a superspecies with Drab Myzomela, Red-throated Myzomela, Ashy Myzomela and Dusky Myzomela.

[edit] Habitat

Forest. No precise information.

[edit] Behaviour

No information about diet, breeding, movements or vocalisation.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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