OREORNIS

(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Orange-cheeked Honeyeater O. chrysogenys) Gr. ορος oros, ορεος oreos  mountain (i.e. Oranje Mts., New Guinea); ορνις ornis, ορνιθος ornithos  bird; "Oreornis, nov. gen Meliphagidarum.  Bill rather short, shorter than the head, culmen slightly curved, black; nostrils placed in a broad groove at the base of the bill and covered by a membrane. Wings rather long, a little longer than the tail. The fourth and the fifth primary equal in length and longest, third primary a little shorter, the second much shorter, the first a little longer than the half of the second. Tail rounded, feathers rather broad. Feet strong; tarso-metatarsus longer than middle toe with claw and scutellated in front. Dorsal plumage long and soft. Below the eye a patch of ochraceous, and on the earcoverts a patch of yellow, slightly lengthened feathers. No bare space at the head.   Oreornis chrysogenys nov. spec.  ♂, Oranje Mountains (4150 m.), 9 November 1910; coll. Lorentz" (van Oort 1910).

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Jobling, J. A. (2019). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2019). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from www.hbw.com on 23 January 2019).