Long-billed honeyeater

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Long-billed honeyeater
Illustration by Joseph Smit, 1884
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Melilestes
Salvadori, 1876
Species: M. megarhynchus
Binomial name
Melilestes megarhynchus
(Gray, 1858)
  • Ptilotis megalorhynchus

The long-billed honeyeater (Melilestes megarhynchus) is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is monotypic within the genus Melilestes.[2]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

It is found in New Guinea and offshore islands,[1] where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.[3]


  1. ^ a b BirdLife International (2012). "Melilestes megarhynchus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ "ITIS Report: Melilestes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 24 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Melilestes megarhynchus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Retrieved 24 November 2014.