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Graceful Honeyeater

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Photo by Neil Fifer Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, October 2003
Photo by Neil Fifer
Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia, October 2003
Meliphaga gracilis


[edit] Identification

15–17 cm

[edit] Distribution

Asia and Australasia
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Moluccas, New Guinea
Australia: Queensland

[edit] Taxonomy

[edit] Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies[1]:

  • M. g. gracilis:
  • Southern New Guinea, Arus, islands in southern Torres Strait and Cape York Peninsula
  • M. g. imitatrix:
  • North-eastern Queensland (Mossman to Burdekin River)

[edit] Habitat

Woodlands, rain forest and forest edges.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Diet

Their diet consists of fruit, nectar and insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2014. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.9., with updates to August 2014. Downloaded from
  2. Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2014. IOC World Bird Names (version 4.3). Available at
  3. Avibase
  4. BF Member observations
  5. Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (retrieved May 2014)

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