List of honeyeaters

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Honeyeaters and the Australian chats make up the family Meliphagidae. They are a large family of small to medium sized birds most common in Australia and New Guinea, but also found in New Zealand, the Pacific islands as far east as Samoa and Tonga, and the islands to the north and west of New Guinea.

Yellow Wattlebird (Anthochaera paradoxa)

Family: Meliphagidae

Yellow-faced Honeyeater. Lichenostomus chrysops
Crescent Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera)
New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

References[change | change source]

  1. Recent molecular phylogenetic work by Driskell & Christidis 2004, indicates Xanthomyza phrygia is contained within the genus Anthochaera and this species will be listed as Anthochaera phrygia in the next species list of Australian birds (L. Christids, pers. comm.)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Recent molecular phylogenetic work by Driskell & Christidis 2004, indicates this genus is non-monophyletic and will undergo taxonomic revision in the near future.
  3. based on molecular evidence, will be reclassified into the genus Cissomela
  4. based on molecular evidence, will be reclassified into the genus Sugomel
  • Driskell, A.C. and Christidis, L. (2004). Phylogeny and evolution of the Australo-Papuan honeyeaters (Passeriformes, Meliphagidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 943–960.