Kimberley Honeyeater

Scientific Name
Meliphaga fordiana
Conservation Status
Least Concern (LC)

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Wikipedia Article

The Kimberley Honeyeater (Meliphaga fordiana) is a bird in the Meliphagidae, or Honeyeater family. It was formerly lumped with the White-lined Honeyeater but, based on DNA research, it is now considered a separate species. It is endemic to northern Australia
The Kimberley Honeyeater is similar in appearance to the White-lined Honeyeater, having dark grey upperparts, light grey underparts, grey eyes, with dark grey below the eyes and a black beak. It is distinguished from the White-lined Honeyeater by the lack of citrine edging on the upper surface of the remiges and retrices, pale creamy-buff under-wing coverts, and a milky-white belly.
The Kimberly Honeyeater lives only in the Kimberley region of Western Australia, in rainforests, eucalypt woodlands and paperbark forests.
The Kimberley Honeyeater breeds from August to January. Two pinkish eggs, spotted red or brown, are laid in a deep nest made of spiderweb and plant fibres.