Alternative names: Dark-eared Honeyeater; Lesser Streaked Honeyeater; Lesser Myza
- Myza celebensis
- Grey to tawny-olive top of head and neck, finely streaked dark olive-brown
- Largely dark olive-brown supercilium
- Dark olive-brown line beneath eye curving up behind eye to meet the rear supercilium and enclosing a bold whitish orbital ring
- Brownish-grey upperparts, streaked and mottled dark olive-brown to blackish
- Dark olive-brown upperwing with pale olive to yellow-olive outer edges of remiges
- Yellowish-grey breast merging into dark-olive brown rest of underparts, scaled and streaked paler yellowish-grey
- Glossy black and decurved bill
Sexes similar, juveniles undescribed.
The only other similar Honeyeater on Sulawesi is White-eared Myza. It's bigger and has a large bare violet ear-patch
There are 2 subspecies
- M. c. celebensis:
- Mountains of north, central and south-eastern Sulawesi
- M. c. meridionalis:
- Mountains of southern Sulawesi
Moist montanes, mainly in primary forest.
Occurs from c. 900 m up to 2500 m. Replaced at higher elevations by White-eared Myza.
No details published. Forages mainly in lower levels of the forest but also in the canopy in crowns of flowering trees.
Usually seen singly or in pairs, sometimes in mixed-species flocks.
Not much known. Females with brood patches recorded in March and July.
Probably a sedentary species.
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- Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.4). Available at http://www.worldbirdnames.org/.
- Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved November 2014)
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