Belford's melidectes

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Belford's melidectes
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Melidectes
Species: M. belfordi
Binomial name
Melidectes belfordi
(De Vis, 1890)

Belford's melidectes (Melidectes belfordi), also known as Belford's honeyeater, is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is found in West Papua, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

It's common name and Latin binomial commemorate George Belford, the son of a Samoan chief, who collected natural history specimens for Sir William McGregor, the Lieutenant Governor of British New Guinea in the late nineteenth century.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Melidectes belfordi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Boelens, Bo; Michael Watkins (2003). Whose Bird? Men and Women Commemorated in the Common Names of Birds. London: Christopher Helm. p. 46.