Grey-fronted honeyeater

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Grey-fronted honeyeater
Lichenostomus plumulus - Grey-fronted honeyeater.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Ptilotula
P. plumula
Binomial name
Ptilotula plumula
(Gould, 1841)

Lichenostomus plumulus Gould, 1841

The grey-fronted honeyeater (Ptilotula plumula) is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to Australia. Its natural habitat is Mediterranean-type shrubby vegetation.

The grey-fronted honeyeater was originally described in 1841 by English ornithologist John Gould, as Lichenostomus plumulus. It was moved to the genus Ptilotula after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2011 showed that Lichenostomus was polyphyletic.[2][3]


  1. ^ BirdLife International (2012). "Lichenostomus plumulus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.
  2. ^ Nyári, Á.S.; Joseph, L. (2011). "Systematic dismantlement of Lichenostomus improves the basis for understanding relationships within the honeyeaters (Meliphagidae) and historical development of Australo–Papuan bird communities". Emu. 111: 202–211. doi:10.1071/mu10047.
  3. ^ Gill, Frank; Donsker, David (eds.). "Honeyeaters". World Bird List Version 6.1. International Ornithologists' Union. Retrieved 28 January 2016.

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