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Drab Myzomela - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: Seram Myzomela, Drab Honeyeater; Drab Myzomela

Photo by James Eaton
Manusela, Seram, Indonesia, January 2011
Myzomela blasii


  • Small size
  • Drab brown overall
  • Blackish downcurved bill.
  • Faint scaling on the throat.

Similar Species

Wakolo Myzomela has red on its face and lacks indistinct throat scaling. Seram Honeyeater is larger with a paler bill, pale cheek mark and has heavy breast streaking.


South-east Asia: found in the Southern Moluccas (Islands of Seram, Ambon and Boano) in Indonesia.


This is a monotypic species[1].


It prefers the canopy in forest and forest edge, mostly in foothills and mountains.


Often gathers in small flocks within flowering trees.


High-pitched “sis, sis, sis…” calls and chattering notes.


  1. Clements, JF. 2011. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to August 2011. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019. Spreadsheet available at http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/downloadable-clements-checklist

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