Swan River Honeyeater (species: Melithreptus (Melithreptus) chloropsis) in Bendick Murrell NP (Gaia Guide)
Melithreptus (Melithreptus) chloropsis
Swan River Honeyeater

©Eve Parry: Swan River Honeyeater (Melithreptus (Melithreptus) chloropsis), Frankland, Western Australia
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Melithreptus
Species Melithreptus (Melithreptus) chloropsis



Distinguishing features

A mid-sized honeyeater, it is olive green above and white below, with a black head, nape and throat and a white patch over the eye and a white crescent-shaped patch on the nape, thinner than other species. The bill is brownish-black and the eyes a dull red. (Wikipedia)


  • From 13 cm to 15 cm (Length of specimen) - applies to Adults


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

It is found in the south-west corner of Western Australia where it ranges from Moora in the north, through the Jarrah forest belt to Broomehill, the Stirling Range and along the coast to Stokes Inlet. It inhabits dry sclerophyll forests. (Wikipedia)


It forages in the foliage and canopy of eucalypts for insects and nectar. (Wikipedia)

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