Painted honeyeater

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Painted honeyeater
Painted Honyeater Jandowae Oct07.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Grantiella
Mathews, 1911
Species: G. picta
Binomial name
Grantiella picta
(Gould, 1838)
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Distribution of the painted honeyeater
Deeper Red Indicates Breeding Range

The painted honeyeater (Grantiella picta) is a species of honeyeater in a monotypic genus.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Its core range is inland south-eastern Australia where its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests.

Important Bird Areas[edit]

BirdLife International has identified the following sites as being important for painted honeyeater conservation:[2]

New South Wales

Status and conservation[edit]

Painted honeyeaters are threatened by habitat loss.


Painted honeyeaters are not listed as threatened on the Australian Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.


  • The painted honeyeater is listed as threatened on the Victorian Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act (1988).[3] Under this Act, an Action Statement for the recovery and future management of this species has been prepared.[4]
  • On the 2007 advisory list of threatened vertebrate fauna in Victoria, the painted honeyeater is listed as vulnerable.[5]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Grantiella picta". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Painted Honeyeater". Important Bird Areas. BirdLife International. 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  3. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
  4. ^ Department of Sustainability and Environment, Victoria
  5. ^ Victorian Department of Sustainability and Environment (2007). Advisory List of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna in Victoria - 2007. East Melbourne, Victoria: Department of Sustainability and Environment. p. 15. ISBN 978-1-74208-039-0.