Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Banda Myzomela (Myzomela boiei) - HBW 13, p. 641

French: Myzomèle de Banda German: Inselhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero de las Banda
Other common names: Banda/Boie’s/Wallacean Honeyeater

Taxonomy: Nectarinia (Myzomela) Boiei S. Müller, 1843, Banda Islands, Moluccas.
Forms a superspecies with M. chermesina, M. chloroptera, M. wakoloensis, M. sanguinolenta, M. caledonica, M. rubratra, M. cardinalis and possibly M. erythromelas. Limits of this superspecies not certain and require study, especially regarding inclusion of M. erythromelas; further, M. erythrocephala, M. dammermani, M. kuehni and M. adolphinae are closely related to the group, M. vulnerata also may be, and possibly M. rosenbergii and the M. lafargei superspecies should be in.. View all taxonomy...

Taxonomy: Nectarinia (Myzomela) Boiei S. Müller, 1843, Banda Islands, Moluccas.
Forms a superspecies with M. chermesina, M. chloroptera, M. wakoloensis, M. sanguinolenta, M. caledonica, M. rubratra, M. cardinalis and possibly M. erythromelas. Limits of this superspecies not certain and require study, especially regarding inclusion of M. erythromelas; further, M. erythrocephala, M. dammermani, M. kuehni and M. adolphinae are closely related to the group, M. vulnerata also may be, and possibly M. rosenbergii and the M. lafargei superspecies should be included. Present species sometimes treated as conspecific with M. chloroptera and M. wakoloensis; has also been treated as a race of M. sanguinolenta. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • boiei (S. Müller, 1843) - Banda Is, in S Moluccas.
  • annabellae P. L. Sclater, 1883 - Babar and Tanimbar Is (Yamdena, Selaru), in extreme E Lesser Sundas.