The Red-headed Myzomela is arboreal, feeding at flowers and among the outer foliage in the crowns of mangroves and other flowering trees. It is very active when feeding, darting from flower to flower and sallying for insects. It probes flowers for nectar with its long curved bill, catches insects on the wing and gleans insects from leaves. It predominately feeds on mangrove species, and in northwestern Australia is the major pollinator of Bruguiera exaristata, however it also feeds in paperbarks and other coastal forests and has been recorded feeding in cultivated Bottlebrush and Grevillea in Darwin gardens.
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