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Cardinal Myzomela

Myzomela cardinalis (Gmelin, JF 1788)

The cardinal myzomela is a species of bird in the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. It is named for the scarlet color of the male. It is found in American Samoa, New Caledonia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, as well as some islands in Micronesia such as Yap. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forest and subtropical or tropical mangrove forest. It frequents areas with flowers, such as gardens. This is a small, active bird, measuring about 13 cm (5.1 in) from bill to tail. Males are red and black in coloration, females are grayish-olive, sometimes with a red cap or red head. Its long, curved bill is especially adapted for reaching into flowers for nectar. Cardinal myzomela populations have vanished from the island of Guam since the invasion of the brown tree snake. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Meliphagidae
Genus:
   Myzomela
Scientific:
  Myzomela cardinalis


Original description

Citation:
  (Gmelin, JF 1788)

Reference:
   Systema Naturae ed. 13, vol. 1, part 1

Protonym:
  Certhia Cardinalis

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/2897072


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  6E4B550CD29A8872

Avibase ID:
  avibase-6E4B550C

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/6E4B550C


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 178823

Geographic range:

  • Myzomela cardinalis cardinalis: Southern Vanuatu
  • Myzomela cardinalis tenuis: Northern Vanuatu and Banks Group
  • Myzomela cardinalis tucopiae: Tikopia I. (ne of Banks Group)
  • Myzomela cardinalis sanctaecrucis: Solomon Islands (Santa Cruz and Torres)
  • Myzomela cardinalis sanfordi: Rennell (se Solomon Islands)
  • Myzomela cardinalis pulcherrima: Solomon Islands (Makira and Ugi)
  • Myzomela cardinalis lifuensis: Loyalty Islands
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English:
Cardinal Myzomela
Catalan:
mel·lífer cardenal
Czech:
medosavka tangarovitá
Danish:
Kardinalhonningæder
German:
Kardinalhonigfresser
Spanish:
Mielero Cardenal
Spanish (Spain):
Mielero Cardenal
Finnish:
kardinaalimesikko
French:
Myzomèle cardinal
Hungarian:
kardinálismézevő
Italian:
Mizomela cardinale
Japanese (romaji):
mitsusui
Japanese:
ミツスイ
Lithuanian:
kardinolinė mizomela
Dutch:
Kardinaaldwerghoningeter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kardinalhonningetar
Norwegian:
kardinalhonningeter
Polish:
miodówka kardynalska
Russian:
Кардиналовая медовка
Slovak:
medárik červený
Swedish:
kardinalmyzomela
Ukrainian:
Медовичка кардиналова
Chinese:
深红摄蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
深紅攝蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Cardinal Myzomela [nominate] ( Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Cardinal Myzomela [nominate] ( Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Cardinal Myzomela (Cardinal) ( Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Cardinal Myzomela ( Myzomela cardinalis) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Myzomela [cardinalis or nigriventris] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Related taxa

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: mel·lífer cardenal
Czech: medosavka tangarovitá
Danish: Kardinalhonningæder
German: Kardinalhonigfresser
English: Cardinal Myzomela, Cardinal Myzomela (Cardinal), Cardinal Myzomela [nominate]
English, HBW: Cardinal Myzomela (except nigriventris)
English (IOC): Cardinal Myzomela (Cardinal/Loyalty)
English (United States): Cardinal Myzomela
Spanish: Mielero Cardenal
Spanish (Spain): Mielero Cardenal
Spanish (HBW): Cardinal Myzomela
Estonian: kardinal-meelind
Finnish: kardinaalimesikko
French: Myzomèle cardinal, Myzomèle cardinal (cardinalis), Myzomèle cardinal [cardinalis], Myzomèle cardinal [nominal]
Hungarian: kardinálismézevő
Italian: Mizomela cardinale
Japanese (romaji): mitsusui
Japanese: ミツスイ
Scientific: Certhia Cardinalis, Myzomela cardinalis, Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis Group], Myzomela cardinalis [cardinalis], Myzomela cardinalis cardinalis, Nectarinia rubra
Lithuanian: kardinolinė mizomela
Dutch: Kardinaaldwerghoningeter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kardinalhonningetar
Norwegian: kardinalhonningeter
Polish: miodówka kardynalska
Portuguese (Portugal): papa-mel-cardeal
Russian: Кардиналовая медовка, Кардиналовый медосос
Slovak: medárik červený
Samoan: segasegamau'u
Swedish: kardinalmyzomela
Turkish: Kardinal mizomelası
Ukrainian: Медовичка кардиналова
Chinese: 深红摄蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 深紅攝蜜鳥

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