|Lewin's Honeyeater Meliphaga
Lewin's Honeyeater is distributed in eastern Australia from Cape York Peninsula to about Melbourne. It is found in rainforest and scrublands as well as orchards and gardens.
|It is olive-green with a dark
head, a yellow patch on the ear coverts and a yellow gape-line
running under the eye.
It is similar to both Yellow-spotted Honeyeater M. notata and Graceful Honeyeater M. gracilis but it is larger and darker. It also has a distinctive, staccato call which is very different from its congeners.
|Lewin was an English naturalist who worked in Australia. He died in 1819 and his book A Natural History of the Birds of New South Wales was published posthumously in 1838, one year after this species was described by Swainson.|
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