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White-chinned Myzomela - BirdForum Opus

Alternative names: White-chinned Honeyeater; White-throated Honeyeater; White-throated Myzomela

Myzomela albigula


13-14 cm.

  • Uniform dark brownish-grey upperparts
  • Paler brownish-grey underparts
  • Indistinct red wash on centre of forehead and crown
  • Ruby-red streak on chin and centre of throat
  • Diffuse dusky streaking on breast
  • Black bill
  • pallidor much paler with pale white throat

Sexes similar but females are smaller and have a contrastingly pale greyish-white chin and throat and the red stripe is less distinctive.
Juveniles undescribed.


Endemic to the Louisiade Archipelage, west of New Guinea (Papua New Guinea).
A poorly known restricted-range species. Obviously no longer present on Misima and Tagula. Thought to be common on other islands.


Two subspecies recognized:

  • M. a. albigula on Rossell Island (Louisiade Archipelago)
  • M. a. pallidior on Misima, Bonvouloir, Deboyne and Conflict (Louisiade Archipelago)

Forms a superspecies with Drab Myzomela, Red-throated Myzomela, Ashy Myzomela and Dusky Myzomela.


Forest. No precise information.


No information about diet, breeding, movements or vocalisation.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Del Hoyo, J, A Elliott, and D Christie, eds. 2008. Handbook of the Birds of the World. Volume 13: Penduline-tits to Shrikes. Barcelona: Lynx Edicions. ISBN 978-8496553453

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