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Alternative names: Ebony Myzomela, Ebony Honeyeater

Myzomela pammelaena


  • Black plumage
  • Downcurved black bill


Papua New Guinea.


Five subspecies recognized:

  • M. p. ernstmayri on Manus I. (Admiralty Islands)
  • M. p. pammelaena on smaller islands in Bismarck Archipelago
  • M. p. hades in Bismarck Archipelago (Mussau, Eloaua, Emirau, and Tench)
  • M. p. ramsayi on Tingwon Island (Bismarck Archipelago)
  • M. p. nigerrima on Long Island (northeast New Guinea)

Formerly considered conspecific with Papuan Black Myzomela.


Lowland damp forests.



  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2015. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2015, with updates to August 2015. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Wikipedia

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