Black-eared Miner (Manorina melanotis) - HBW 13, p. 617
Méliphage à oreillons noirs
Spanish: Mielero Orejinegro
Other common names: Dusky Miner/Minor
melanotis F. E. Wilson, 1911, Mallee, Victoria = c. 30 km north
of Cowangie (Kow Plains), north-west Victoria, Australia.
Forms a superspecies with M. melanocephala and M. flavigula. Often treated as conspecific with latter, and hybridizes extensively with it (to extent that genetic introgression threatens survival of present species); analyses of mitochondrial DNA, however, suggest that the two should be treated as separate species. Monotypic.
Distribution: Semi-arid mallee in lower Murray-Darling Basin of NW Victoria and CE South Australia.
- Endangered Enlarge map
In a flock of miners
Locality South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
JustinJansen 28 September 2006 21 weeks ago 3
Poor quality video still of one bird in a mallee eucalypt tree.
Locality Gluepot Nature Reserve, South Australia, Australia (Monotypic species)
Peter Waanders 1 October 2005 3 years ago 2.7