White-naped Honeyeater (species: Melithreptus (Melithreptus) lunatus) in Bald Rock NP (Gaia Guide)
Melithreptus (Melithreptus) lunatus
White-naped Honeyeater

©Leo: White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus (Melithreptus) lunatus)

©Fir0002: Melithreptus lunatus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Melithreptus
Species Melithreptus (Melithreptus) lunatus
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is olive green above and white below, with a black head, nape and throat and a red patch over the eye and a white crescent-shaped patch on the nape, thinner than other species. Juveniles have brownish crowns and an orange base of bill.(Wikipedia)


  • From 13 cm to 15 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

They are native to eastern Australia. They dwell in dry sclerophyll eucalypt woodland. (Wikipedia)


Its diet consists of nectar from various flowers and insects. (Wikipedia)

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