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Smoky Honeyeater.jpg
Common smoky honeyeater
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Melipotes
P.L. Sclater, 1874

Melipotes is a genus of bird in the Meliphagidae family. They have an overall dark plumage and extensive yellow, orange or reddish facial skin. The four allopatric species are restricted to the highland forests of New Guinea. The sister of this genus is Macgregoria; a genus where the single species until recently was regarded as a bird-of-paradise.

Melipotes contains the following species: