Dark-brown Honeyeater

The Grey-eared Honeyeater is 13 to 17 cm long with the males being larger than the females. The plumage is mainly dull green-brown above and grey with an olive tint below. The cheeks are silvery-grey, and the crown is dark grey. The black bill is long and slightly downcurved; the legs and feet are blue-grey. Juveniles are paler than the adults without the silvery cheeks.

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The Dark-brown Honeyeater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Dark-brown Honeyeater (right) of New Caledonia. There are 11 species of Lichmera, mostly dull brown or olive jobs with decurved bills for nectar feeding. Five of them have spread to the Lesser Sundas and thus are considered to be part of the Asian avifauna. Only one of them — Indonesian Honeyeater L. limbata — just crosses west of Wallace's Line, on Bali, but honeyeaters have not invaded the Asian mainland. Presumably they are out-competed by other families that arose there. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Meliphagidae
Genus : Lichmera
Species : incana
Authority : (Latham, 1790)