Graceful Honeyeater

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

The Graceful Honeyeater (Meliphaga gracilis) is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Meliphaga gracilis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. More

A little known point - adult Graceful Honeyeaters have blue eyes - Yellow-spotteds have dark brown eyes. Return to Photo Library page Home | Biography | Equipment | Photo library | Contact Copyright More

Graceful Honeyeater Meliphaga gracilis = Described by: Gould (1866) Alternate common name(s): Slender-billed Honeyeater, Stevens's Honeyeater, Stevens' Honeyeater Old scientific name(s): None known by website authors Photographs Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1986 More

I now think the bird was a Graceful Honeyeater for the following reasons: 1) Bill shape. Lower mandible distinctly curved. On Yellow-spotted it is straight. 2) Gape Stripe. Slightly orange and thicker along bill; much narrower and paler under eye. Yellow-spotted has anterior and posterior gape stripe equal in color and thickness. 3) Body shape. More streamlined, lacking more bulky barrel-chested appearance of Yellow-spotted. The article citation is: James, D. 1995. Mastering the mysterious Meliphagas: Honeyeaters with yellow ear-spots. Wingspan. September:34-37. More

Graceful Honeyeater chips in nicely Hard to get open shots of ever busy Graceful Honeyeaters (Meliphaga gracilis), a handful of which have begun sounding again in Tyto. Best view for long time came today as bird foraged, mainly on insect-ravaged corkwood leaves. Oft-repeated 'chip' call identifies Gracefuls from very similar Yellow-spotteds. But not all the 'chips' fall from Gracefuls. Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) also can go for long spells on one maddeningly similar note. More

Graceful Honeyeater, Meliphaga gracilis One of the trilogy of the Lewin's and Yellow-spotted the Graceful Honeyeater is the smaller of the three and it has a longer and more slender bill. Seen here sipping nectar from the flowers of the Bottlebrush. More

* Graceful Honeyeater, Meliphaga gracilis * White-lined Honeyeater, Meliphaga albilineata * Bridled Honeyeater, Lichenostomus frenatus * Eungella Honeyeater, Lichenostomus hindwoodi * Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Lichenostomus chrysops * Singing Honeyeater, Lichenostomus virescens * Varied Honeyeater, Lichenostomus versicolor * Mangrove Honeyeater, Lichenostomus fasciogularis * White-gaped Honeyeater, Lichenostomus unicolor * Yellow Honeyeater, Lichenostomus flavus More

Graceful Honeyeater Meliphaga gracilis = Julatten, Queensland, Australia - 1986 More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Meliphagidae
Genus : Meliphaga
Species : gracilis
Authority : (Gould, 1866)