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Varied Honeyeater

Gavicalis versicolor (Gould, J 1843)

The varied honeyeater is a species of bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is found in coastal areas of New Guinea and eastern Cape York Peninsula. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Meliphagidae
Genus:
   Gavicalis
Scientific:
  Gavicalis versicolor


Original description

Citation:
  (Gould, J 1843)

Reference:
   Proc. Zool. Soc. London (1842), Part 1, 0 no.117 p. 136

Protonym:
  Ptilotis versicolor

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/30679898


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  3C570F2E34611F85

Avibase ID:
  avibase-3C570F2E

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/3C570F2E


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560804

Geographic range:

  • Gavicalis versicolor versicolor: Coastal s New Guinea, Torres Strait islands and ne Queensland
  • Gavicalis versicolor sonoroides: NW New Guinea (Vogelkop Peninsula) and w Papuan islands
  • Gavicalis versicolor vulgaris: Coastal n New Guinea, Yapen I. and Fergusson I.
  • Gavicalis versicolor intermedius: Samarai, Doini and Killerton islands (off e New Guinea)
English:
Varied Honeyeater
Catalan:
menjamel versicolor
Czech:
medosavka mnohobarvá
Danish:
Spraglet Honningæder
German:
Pirolhonigfresser
Spanish:
Mielero Versicolor
Spanish (Spain):
Mielero Versicolor
Finnish:
mangrovelaulumesikko
French:
Méliphage versicolore
Croatian:
maslinastokrili medojed
Hungarian:
sokszínű mézevő
Italian:
Succiamiele vario
Japanese (romaji):
tatefumitsusui
Japanese:
タテフミツスイ
Lithuanian:
Geltonkrūtis medčiulpys
Dutch:
Wielewaalhoningeter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Kysthonningetar
Norwegian:
Kysthonningeter
Polish:
złotouch zmienny
Portuguese:
papa-mel-versicolor
Russian:
Иволговый медосос
Slovak:
medárik pestrý
Serbian:
Raznobojni medojed
Swedish:
spräcklig honungsfågel
Ukrainian:
Медник різнобарвний
Chinese:
杂色吸蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
善變吸蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor)
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Méliphage versicolore ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Méliphage versicolore ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Varied Honeyeater ( Meliphaga versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Varied Honeyeater ( Meliphaga versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Varied Honeyeater ( Meliphaga versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Varied Honeyeater ( Meliphaga versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Varied Honeyeater ( Meliphaga versicolor) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Meliphaga versicolor [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Meliphaga versicolor [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Meliphaga versicolor [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Varied Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus versicolor) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Varied Honeyeater ( Gavicalis versicolor) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lichenostomus versicolor [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lichenostomus versicolor [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: menjamel versicolor
Czech: Medosavka mnohobarvá
Danish: Spraglet Honningæder
German: Pirolhonigfresser, Pirol-Honigfresser
English: Varied Honeyeater
English, HBW: Varied Honeyeater
English (IOC): Varied Honeyeater
English (United States): Varied Honeyeater
Spanish: Melífago Variado, Mielero Versicolor
Spanish (Spain): Mielero Versicolor
Spanish (HBW): Varied Honeyeater
Finnish: Mangrovelaulumesikko
French: Méliphage versicolore
Croatian: maslinastokrili medojed
Hungarian: sokszínű mézevő
Indonesian: Burung madu, Isapmadu Kepodang, Isap-madu kepodang
Italian: Mangiamiele variabile, Succiamiele vario
Japanese (romaji): tatefumitsusui
Japanese: タテフミツスイ
Scientific: Gavicalis versicolor, Gavicalis versicolor versicolor, Lichenostomus versicolor, Lichenostomus versicolor versicolor, Meliphaga versicolor, Ptilotis versicolor
Lithuanian: Geltonkrūtis medčiulpys
Dutch: Wielewaalhoningeter, Wielewaal-honingeter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Kysthonningetar
Norwegian: Kysthonningeter
Polish: miodojad zmienny, złotouch zmienny
Portuguese: papa-mel-versicolor
Portuguese (Portugal): papa-mel-versicolor
Russian: Иволговый медосос
Slovak: medárik pestrý
Serbian: Raznobojni medojed
Swedish: Spräcklig honungsfågel
Turkish: Değişken renkli balkuşu
Ukrainian: Медник різнобарвний
Chinese: 杂色吸蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 善變吸蜜鳥

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