Purple-gaped honeyeater

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Purple-gaped honeyeater
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Lichenostomus
Species: L. cratitius
Binomial name
Lichenostomus cratitius
(Gould, 1841)
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Distribution of the purple-gaped honeyeater

The purple-gaped honeyeater (Lichenostomus cratitius) is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to southern Australia.

Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lichenostomus cratitius". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.