Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (species: Gliciphila melanops) in Bundjalung NP (Gaia Guide)
Gliciphila melanops
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

©David Stowe: Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Gliciphila melanops)

©K.H. Tan: Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Gliciphila melanops)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Gliciphila
Species Gliciphila melanops



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • From 15 cm to 18 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Gliciphila melanops)

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is endemic to eastern Australia. It is found in from the North Coast of New South Wales through to the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia, as well as Victoria and Tasmania. It also occurs in south west Western Australia from Israelite Bay westwards. Its natural habitat is low shrubland and heath. (Wikipedia)


It is often seen running along the ground

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