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Cinnamon-browed Melidectes

Melidectes ochromelas

The Cinnamon-browed Melidectes, or Cinnamon-browed Honeyeater, is a captivating avian species belonging to the Meliphagidae family. This bird is distinguished by its notable cinnamon-colored brow, which adds a touch of warmth to its plumage.

Identification Tips

When attempting to identify this species, look for the characteristic cinnamon hue of the feathers above the eyes. This feature is a key identifier for the Cinnamon-browed Melidectes.

Habitat

The Cinnamon-browed Melidectes is a denizen of the New Guinea Highlands, where it thrives in the subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. These lush, verdant environments provide the perfect backdrop for observing this species.

Distribution

This bird is endemic to the New Guinea Highlands, a region known for its rich biodiversity and unique ecosystems.

Conservation status

The Cinnamon-browed Melidectes is currently classified as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. This status indicates that, at present, the species does not face any immediate threat of extinction.

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