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Black-headed Myzomela - BirdForum Opus

Myzomela melanocephala


12–13 cm (4¾-5 in)

  • Olive upperparts
  • Black mask
  • Curved bill


Australasia: found in the Solomon Islands (Florida, Savo and Guadalcanal)


This is a monotypic species[1].


Primary and tall secondary forests and forest edges. Also seen in gardens.



There is little information avable about their diet, but it is believed that it consists mostly of insects.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2016. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016, with updates to August 2016. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved January 2017)

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