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(sub)species annabellae, "Tanimbar Myzomela". Photo © by Mark Harper
Babar, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia, October, 2018

Includes Tanimbar Myzomela

Myzomela boiei


9–11·5 cm (3½-4½ in)

  • Scarlet head, neck, upper breast and mantle to uppertail-coverts


South east Asia: found in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia.


Formerly regarded as conspecific with Wakolo Myzomela. Vocal and some plumage differences between the two subspecies may warrant elevation of annabellae to species status as "Tanimbar Myzomela" (M. annabellae).


There are 2 subspecies [1] which may represent different species:

  • M. b. boiei: Banda (eastern Lesser Sundas)
  • M. b. annabellae: "Tanimbar Myzomela". Eastern Lesser Sundas (Babar, Yamdena and Selaru)


Moist lowland forests, mangrove forests, and moist montanes.


Usually seen singly or in pairs; occasionally in flocks.

There is little other available information


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved December 2014)
  3. Wikipedia

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