White-throated Honeyeater

White-throated Honeyeater
White-throated Honeyeater
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Melithreptus
Species: M. albogularis
Binomial name
Melithreptus albogularis
Gould, 1848

The White-throated Honeyeater, Melithreptus albogularis is native to New Guinea, and eastern and northern Australia. It is 11.5 - 14.5cm long, olive green above and white below, with a black head, a white patch over the eye and a white stripe at the back of the neck.

Similar species

Western Australian White-naped Honeyeaters (race chloropsis) also have a white eye patch and so can be difficult to distinguish, but there is no range overlap. Eastern White-naped Honeyeaters (race lunatus) have a red eye patch.


  • BirdLife International (2004). Melithreptus albogularis. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 29 December 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern
  • Simpson, K and Day, N,. Field Guide to Australian Birds 7th edition, 2004 ISBN 0-670-04180-7

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