Yellow honeyeater

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Yellow honeyeater
Lichenostromus falvus.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Lichenostomus
Species: L. flavus
Binomial name
Lichenostomus flavus
(Gould, 1843)

The yellow honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus) is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to Australia.


Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

The yellow honeyeater hovers in front of the spectacular flowers of the wild bottlebrush orchid or Coelandria smillieae which appear in northern Queensland between August and November, while feeding upon the nectar and pollinating the flowers.[2]



  • Jones, David L. (2006). A complete Guide to Native Orchids of Australia, including the island territories. New Holland Publishers, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. 2086 Australia. ISBN 1-877069-12-4.


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