(syn. Lichmera Ϯ Brown Honeyeater L. indistincta) Gr. στιγμα stigma, στιγματος stigmatos  spot  < στιζω stizō  to tattoo; ωψ ōps, ωπος  ōpos  eye; "Genus STIGMATOPS, Gould.   Of this form, I believe two, if not three species inhabit Australia, and as many more the islands to the northward.   Sp. 304. STIGMATOPS OCULARIS, Gould.  BROWN HONEY-EATER  ...  immediately behind the eye a very small patch of glossy brownish-yellow feathers, the anterior portion of which is silvery  ...  Sp. 305. STIGMATOPS SUBOCULARIS, Gould.  LEAST HONEY-EATER.  ...  the little spangle-like feathers behind the eye are scarcely observable" (Gould 1865).

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Jobling, J. A. (2018). Key to Scientific Names in Ornithology. In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.) (2018). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 16 December 2018).