Spangled Honeyeater Melipotes ater

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A large, common, honeyeater of montane forests on the Huon Peninsular. Blackish with a paler throat and long tail. Chest and belly covered in white spots in a half-moon shape. Large irregular-shaped, bare, yellow facial skin that can flush to red. Somewhat sociable, being found in small to large groups. Huon Melidectes is a similar size but has a very different face. Calls, squeals and parrotlike squawks.

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