Varied honeyeater

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Varied Honeyeater)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Varied honeyeater
Lichenostomus versicolor 3838.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Gavicalis
Species: G. versicolor
Binomial name
Gavicalis versicolor
(Gould, 1843)

Lichenostomus versicolor

The varied honeyeater (Gavicalis versicolor) is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is found in coastal areas of New Guinea and eastern Cape York Peninsula. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

The varied honeyeater was previously placed in the genus Lichenostomus but was moved to Gavicalis after molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2011 showed that the original genus was polyphyletic.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lichenostomus versicolor". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Nyári, Á.S.; Joseph, L. (2011). "Systematic dismantlement of Lichenostomus improves the basis for understanding relationships within the honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) and historical development of Australo–Papuan bird communities". Emu. 111: 202–211. doi:10.1071/mu10047. 
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Honeyeaters". World Bird List Version 6.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 28 January 2016.