Order Passeriformes

Family Meliphagidae

Following the taxonomy applied to HBW Alive, derived from the recently published HBW and BirdLife International Illustrated Checklist of the Birds of the World, this family now contains species that were formerly considered to comprise the family Australian Chats (Epthianuridae). See link for information on this group.
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Internal sequence based mainly on findings of recent phylogenetic studies#R#R, with a few modifications#R#R.

  • 9-50 cm.
  • 52 genera, 191 species, 378 taxa.
  • 10 species threatened;
    none extinct since 1600.

Recommended citation

Higgins, P., Christidis, L., Ford, H. & Bonan, A. (2019). Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/52353 on 14 December 2019).