Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Passeriformes — the honeyeaters.

Etymologies

Meliphaga +‎ -idae (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The avifauna of the ecoregion has a clear Australasian flavor, including representatives of several Australasian families including Ptilonorhynchidae, Eopsaltridae, Meliphagidae, and Paradisaeidae.

    Vogelkop montane rain forests

  • The avifauna of the ecoregion has a clear Australasian flavor, with representatives of several Australasian families including Ptilonorhynchidae, Eopsaltridae, Meliphagidae, and Paradisaeidae.

    Huon Peninsula montane rain forests

  • The avifauna of the ecoregion has a clear Australasian flavor, including representatives of several Australasian families such as Ptilonorhynchidae, Eopsaltridae, Meliphagidae, and Paradisaeidae.

    Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests

  • The kwongan vegetation contains a wide range of nectar-feeding animals, including insects, honeyeaters (Meliphagidae), honey possums (Tarsipes rostratus), and pygmy possums (Cercartetus concinnus).

    Southwest Australia woodlands

  • The avifauna of the ecoregion has a clear Australasian flavor, including representatives of several Australasian families such as Ptilonorhynchidae, Eopsaltriidae, Meliphagidae, and Paradisaeidae.

    Northern New Guinea lowland rain and freshwater swamp forests

  • Despite this, the ecoregion still contains several large tracts of native vegetation, with notable diversity seen among lizards, ants, and honeyeaters (Meliphagidae).

    Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee

  • Given the abundance of nectar-producing plants, it is not surprising that among birds honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) are highly speciated, particularly Lichenostomus and Meliphaga spp.

    Murray-Darling woodlands and mallee

  • For example, among the commonest birds in Lombock were white cockatoos and three species of Meliphagidae or honeysuckers, belonging to family groups which are entirely absent from the western or Indo – Malayan region of the Archipelago.

    The Malay Archipelago

  • In the Australian region there are also two flower-feeding groups, the Meliphagidae, or honey-suckers, and the brush-tongued lories (Trichoglossidae).

    Darwinism (1889)

  • (Meliphagidae) are genuine flower-haunters, and the Australian flora is more brilliant in colour display than that of most tropical regions, yet these birds are, as a rule, of dull colours, not superior on the average to our grain-eating finches.

    Darwinism (1889)

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