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Category:Meliphagidae - BirdForum Opus

Family: Meliphagidae


Honeyeaters, mainly from Australia and New Guinea. Some species are found in the Wallacea (E Indonesia) and on islands of the Pacific Ocean.


Meliphagidae is a family in the Order Passeriformes.
New research has shown that the Bonin Honeyeater is not a Honeyeater at all but a White-eye and is now placed within the Zosteropidae.
The so-called Hawaiian Honeyeaters were placed in this family in the past but are now in their own family Mohoidae.
Macgregor's Honeyeater was long believed to be a Bird-of-paradise, but is now known to belong to this family.
Recently the Australian Chats have been included in this family (genera Epthianura and Ashbyia) while the Stitchbird has been moved to its own family, Notiomystidae.

Family Meliphagidae viewedit

Genus Myza viewedit
M. celebensis Dark-eared Myza
M. sarasinorum White-eared Myza

Genus Acanthorhynchus viewedit
A. tenuirostris Eastern Spinebill
A. superciliosus Western Spinebill

Genus Certhionyx viewedit
C. variegatus Pied Honeyeater

Genus Pycnopygius viewedit
P. ixoides Plain Honeyeater
P. cinereus Marbled Honeyeater
P. stictocephalus Streak-headed Honeyeater

Genus Prosthemadera viewedit
P. novaeseelandiae Tui

Genus Anthornis viewedit
A. melanura New Zealand Bellbird
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Genus Meliphaga viewedit
M. aruensis Puff-backed Honeyeater
M. notata Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
M. lewinii Lewin's Honeyeater

Genus Territornis viewedit
T. reticulata Streak-breasted Honeyeater
T. fordiana Kimberley Honeyeater
T. albilineata White-lined Honeyeater

Genus Oreornis viewedit
O. chrysogenys Orange-cheeked Honeyeater

Genus Microptilotis viewedit
M. montana Forest Honeyeater
M. mimikae Mottled Honeyeater
M. flavirictus Yellow-gaped Honeyeater
M. orientalis Mountain Honeyeater
M. albonotata Scrub Honeyeater
M. analoga Mimic Honeyeater
M. vicina Tagula Honeyeater
M. gracilis Graceful Honeyeater
M. imitatrix Cryptic Honeyeater
M. cinereifrons Elegant Honeyeater

Genus Stomiopera viewedit
S. flava Yellow Honeyeater
S. unicolor White-gaped Honeyeater

Genus Purnella viewedit
P. albifrons White-fronted Honeyeater

Genus Caligavis viewedit
C. chrysops Yellow-faced Honeyeater
C. subfrenata Black-throated Honeyeater
C. obscura Obscure Honeyeater

Genus Lichenostomus viewedit
L. melanops Yellow-tufted Honeyeater
L. cratitius Purple-gaped Honeyeater

Genus Manorina viewedit
M. melanophrys Bell Miner
M. melanocephala Noisy Miner
M. flavigula Yellow-throated Miner
M. melanotis Black-eared Miner

Genus Melidectes viewedit
M. whitemanensis Bismarck Honeyeater
M. fuscus Sooty Melidectes
M. nouhuysi Short-bearded Melidectes
M. princeps Long-bearded Melidectes
M. torquatus Ornate Melidectes
M. ochromelas Cinnamon-browed Melidectes
M. leucostephes Vogelkop Melidectes
M. foersteri Huon Melidectes
M. belfordi Belford's Melidectes
M. rufocrissalis Yellow-browed Melidectes

Genus Bolemoreus viewedit
B. frenatus Bridled Honeyeater
B. hindwoodi Eungella Honeyeater

Genus Acanthagenys viewedit
A. rufogularis Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

Genus Anthochaera viewedit
A. chrysoptera Little Wattlebird
A. lunulata Western Wattlebird
A. phrygia Regent Honeyeater
A. carunculata Red Wattlebird
A. paradoxa Yellow Wattlebird

Genus Gavicalis viewedit
G. versicolor Varied Honeyeater
G. fasciogularis Mangrove Honeyeater
G. virescens Singing Honeyeater

Genus Ptilotula viewedit
P. ornata Yellow-plumed Honeyeater
P. penicillata White-plumed Honeyeater
P. flavescens Yellow-tinted Honeyeater
P. fusca Fuscous Honeyeater
P. keartlandi Grey-headed Honeyeater
P. plumula Grey-fronted Honeyeater

Genus Stresemannia viewedit
S. bougainvillei Bougainville Honeyeater

Genus Ramsayornis viewedit
R. modestus Brown-backed Honeyeater
R. fasciatus Bar-breasted Honeyeater

Genus Conopophila viewedit
C. albogularis Rufous-banded Honeyeater
C. rufogularis Rufous-throated Honeyeater
C. whitei Grey Honeyeater

Genus Ashbyia viewedit
A. lovensis Gibberbird

Genus Epthianura viewedit
E. crocea Yellow Chat
E. tricolor Crimson Chat
E. aurifrons Orange Chat
E. albifrons White-fronted Chat

Genus Melipotes viewedit
M. gymnops Arfak Honeyeater
M. fumigatus Smoky Honeyeater
M. carolae Wattled Smoky Honeyeater
M. ater Spangled Honeyeater

Genus Macgregoria viewedit
M. pulchra MacGregor’s Honeyeater

Genus Melilestes viewedit
M. megarhynchus Long-billed Honeyeater

Genus Timeliopsis viewedit
T. fulvigula Olive Straightbill
T. griseigula Tawny Straightbill

Genus Sugomel viewedit
S. nigrum Black Honeyeater

Genus Myzomela viewedit
M. blasii Drab Myzomela
M. albigula White-chinned Myzomela
M. eques Ruby-throated Myzomela
M. cineracea Ashy Myzomela
M. obscura Dusky Myzomela
M. cruentata Red Myzomela
M. nigrita Papuan Black Myzomela
M. pulchella New Ireland Myzomela
M. prawiradilagae Alor Myzomela
M. kuehni Crimson-hooded Myzomela
M. erythrocephala Red-headed Myzomela
M. dammermani Sumba Myzomela
M. irianawidodoae Rote Myzomela
M. adolphinae Mountain Myzomela
M. chloroptera Sulawesi Myzomela
M. wahe Taliabu Myzomela
M. wakoloensis Wakolo Myzomela
M. boiei Banda Myzomela
M. caledonica New Caledonian Myzomela
M. sanguinolenta Scarlet Myzomela
M. rubratra Micronesian Myzomela
M. cardinalis Cardinal Myzomela
M. chermesina Rotuma Myzomela
M. sclateri Sclater's Myzomela
M. pammelaena Bismarck Black Myzomela
M. lafargei Scarlet-naped Myzomela
M. eichhorni Yellow-vented Myzomela
M. malaitae Red-bellied Myzomela
M. melanocephala Black-headed Myzomela
M. tristrami Sooty Myzomela
M. jugularis Orange-breasted Myzomela
M. erythromelas Black-bellied Myzomela
M. vulnerata Black-breasted Myzomela
M. rosenbergii Red-collared Myzomela

Genus Glycifohia viewedit
G. undulata Barred Honeyeater
G. notabilis Vanuatu Honeyeater

Genus Gliciphila viewedit
G. melanops Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

Genus Glycichaera viewedit
G. fallax Green-backed Honeyeater

Genus Ptiloprora viewedit
P. plumbea Leaden Honeyeater
P. meekiana Yellow-streaked Honeyeater
P. erythropleura Rufous-sided Honeyeater
P. mayri Mayr's Honeyeater
P. guisei Rufous-backed Honeyeater
P. perstriata Grey-streaked Honeyeater

Genus Cissomela viewedit
C. pectoralis Banded Honeyeater

Genus Lichmera viewedit
L. lombokia Scaly-crowned Honeyeater
L. argentauris Olive Honeyeater
L. indistincta Brown Honeyeater
L. incana Dark-brown Honeyeater
L. squamata White-tufted Honeyeater
L. alboauricularis Silver-eared Honeyeater
L. deningeri Buru Honeyeater
L. monticola Seram Honeyeater
L. flavicans Yellow-eared Honeyeater
L. notabilis Black-necklaced Honeyeater

Genus Phylidonyris viewedit
P. pyrrhopterus Crescent Honeyeater
P. novaehollandiae New Holland Honeyeater
P. niger White-cheeked Honeyeater

Genus Trichodere viewedit
T. cockerelli White-streaked Honeyeater

Genus Nesoptilotis viewedit
N. leucotis White-eared Honeyeater
N. flavicollis Yellow-throated Honeyeater

Genus Entomyzon viewedit
E. cyanotis Blue-faced Honeyeater

Genus Melithreptus viewedit
M. albogularis White-throated Honeyeater
M. chloropsis Gilbert's Honeyeater
M. lunatus White-naped Honeyeater
M. affinis Black-headed Honeyeater
M. brevirostris Brown-headed Honeyeater
M. gularis Black-chinned Honeyeater
M. validirostris Strong-billed Honeyeater

Genus Meliarchus viewedit
M. sclateri Makira Honeyeater

Genus Guadalcanaria viewedit
G. inexpectata Guadalcanal Honeyeater

Genus Gymnomyza viewedit
G. viridis Chattering Giant Honeyeater
G. brunneirostris Duetting Giant Honeyeater
G. samoensis Mao
G. aubryana Crow Honeyeater

Genus Foulehaio viewedit
F. procerior Western Wattled Honeyeater
F. carunculatus Eastern Wattled Honeyeater
F. taviunensis Northern Wattled Honeyeater

Genus Xanthotis viewedit
X. flaviventer Tawny-breasted Honeyeater
X. polygrammus Spotted Honeyeater
X. macleayanus Macleay's Honeyeater
X. provocator Kadavu Honeyeater

Genus Plectorhyncha viewedit
P. lanceolata Striped Honeyeater

Genus Grantiella viewedit
G. picta Painted Honeyeater

Genus Melitograis viewedit
M. gilolensis White-streaked Friarbird

Genus Philemon viewedit
P. citreogularis Little Friarbird
P. meyeri Meyer's Friarbird
P. inornatus Timor Friarbird
P. kisserensis Grey Friarbird
P. brassi Brass's Friarbird
P. fuscicapillus Morotai Friarbird
P. moluccensis Buru Friarbird
P. plumigenis Tanimbar Friarbird
P. subcorniculatus Seram Friarbird
P. eichhorni New Ireland Friarbird
P. buceroides Helmeted Friarbird
P. albitorques White-naped Friarbird
P. cockerelli New Britain Friarbird
P. argenticeps Silver-crowned Friarbird
P. corniculatus Noisy Friarbird
P. diemenensis New Caledonian Friarbird