Singing Honeyeater (species: Lichenostomus virescens) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Lichenostomus virescens
Singing Honeyeater

©Kym: Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens)

©Tom Tarrant: Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens)

©Arthur Chapman: Singing Honeyeater (Lichenostomus virescens)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Lichenostomus
Species Lichenostomus virescens
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has a brown color, but it also has other, more distinctive, colors. The tail and wings have a yellow-green color. There is a small black stripe spanning from the behind the bird’s beak to the bird’s back. Under the line there is a small bright yellow spot.(Wikipedia)


  • From 17 cm to 22 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

Singing Honeyeaters are commonly found in Western Australia, mainly past the Great Dividing Range and on Western Australian Coastal Islands. They can also be spotted in city parks, gardens and in bushlands. (Wikipedia)


Singing Honeyeaters will eat a variety of foods. This includes nectar, small insects, fruits, grubs, and berries.(Wikipedia)

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