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Dusky Myzomela

Myzomela obscura (= Myzomela obscura obscura) Gould, J 1843

The dusky myzomela or dusky honeyeater is a small, brown bird that is a common resident of the Aru Islands, southern New Guinea and northern and eastern Australia, where there are two separated populations, one in the Top End, another from Cape York Peninsula along the east coast as far south as the New South Wales border, though the species is rare south of Rockhampton. The Moluccan myzomela, red-tinged myzomela, and Biak myzomela were formerly considered conspecific, but was split as distinct species by the IOC in 2021. Source: Wikipedia




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Classification
Order:
  Passeriformes
Family:
  Meliphagidae
Genus:
   Myzomela
Scientific:
  Myzomela obscura obscura


Original description

Citation:
  Gould, J 1843

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

Protonym:
  Myzomela obscura

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


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  94C17280C7232669

Avibase ID:
  avibase-94C17280

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/94C17280


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 561454

Geographic range:

  • Myzomela obscura obscura: Northern Territory (Melville and Bathurst is. and Arnhem Land)
  • Myzomela obscura fumata: S New Guinea (Vogelkop to Port Moresby), Boigu and Saibai islands (n Torres Straits)
  • Myzomela obscura aruensis: Aru Islands (New Guinea)
  • Myzomela obscura harterti: N and e Queensland (s Torres Straits islands south to Noosa)
English:
Dusky Myzomela
Catalan:
mel·lífer fosc
Czech:
medosavka temná
Danish:
Mørk Honningæder
German:
Queensland-Honigfresser
Spanish:
Mielero sombrío
Finnish:
tuhkamesikko
French:
Myzomèle ombré
Croatian:
mrki medojed
Hungarian:
kormos mézevő
Italian:
Mizomela fosca
Japanese:
コゲチャミツスイ
Lithuanian:
tamsioji mizomela
Dutch:
Bruine Dwerghoningeter
Norwegian:
Rødstenkhonningeter
Polish:
miodówka ciemna
Portuguese:
suga-mel-sombrio
Russian:
Тёмная мизомела
Slovak:
medárik tmavý
Serbian:
Tamna mizomela
Swedish:
brun myzomela
Ukrainian:
медовичка темна
Chinese:
暗摄蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
暗色攝蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Dusky Myzomela [obscura] ( Myzomela obscura [obscura])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Dusky Myzomela [obscura] ( Myzomela obscura [obscura])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Dusky Myzomela [obscura] ( Myzomela obscura [obscura])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Dusky Myzomela [obscura] ( Myzomela obscura [obscura])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Dusky Myzomela [obscura] ( Myzomela obscura [obscura])
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Dusky Myzomela [obscura] ( Myzomela obscura [obscura])
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Dusky Myzomela (Dusky) ( Myzomela obscura [obscura Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Dusky Myzomela (Dusky) ( Myzomela obscura [obscura Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Dusky Myzomela (Dusky) ( Myzomela obscura [obscura Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Dusky Myzomela (Dusky) ( Myzomela obscura [obscura Group]) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Dusky Myzomela (Dusky) ( Myzomela obscura [obscura Group]) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Dusky Myzomela ( Myzomela obscura) [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species (sometimes nominal subspecies)

This taxon is considered a subspecies of Myzomela [obscura, simplex, rubrotincta or rubrobrunnea] (sensu lato) by some authors

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Other synonyms

See also the taxonomic synonyms table.


Catalan: mel·lífer fosc
Czech: medosavka temná
Danish: Mørk Honningæder
German: Queensland-Honigfresser, Queensland-Honigfresser [obscura-Gruppe], Queensland-Rußhonigfresser
English: Dusky Myzomela, Dusky Myzomela (Dusky), Dusky Myzomela [obscura]
English (Australia): Dusky Honeyeater (Dusky)
English, HBW: Dusky Myzomela
English (IOC): Dusky Myzomela, Dusky Myzomela (Dusky)
English (United States): Dusky Myzomela (Dusky)
Spanish: Mielero sombrío, Mielero Sombrío (grupo obscura)
Spanish (Spain): Mielero sombrío (grupo obscura)
Finnish: tuhkamesikko
French: Myzomèle ombré, Myzomèle ombré (obscura), Myzomèle ombré [obscura]
Croatian: mrki medojed
Hungarian: kormos mézevő
Indonesian: Myzomela remang
Italian: Mizomela fosca
Japanese (romaji): kogechamitsusui (obscura guru-pu)
Japanese: コゲチャミツスイ, コゲチャミツスイ (obscura グループ), コゲチャミツスイ(obscura グループ)
Scientific: Myzomela obscura, Myzomela obscura [obscura Group], Myzomela obscura [obscura], Myzomela obscura obscura
Lithuanian: tamsioji mizomela
Dutch: Bruine Dwerghoningeter
Norwegian: Rødstenkhonningeter, rødstenkhonningeter (obscura gr.)
Polish: miodówka ciemna, miodówka ciemna [gr. obscura]
Portuguese: suga-mel-sombrio
Portuguese (Portugal): papa-mel-sombrio [grupo obscura]
Russian: Тёмная медовка [группа obscura], Тёмная мизомела
Slovak: medárik tmavý, medárik tmavý (skup.)
Serbian: Tamna mizomela
Swedish: brun myzomela, brun myzomela [gruppen obscura]
Turkish: Karaca Mizomela, Karaca mizomela [obscura grubu]
Ukrainian: медовичка темна
Chinese: 暗摄蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 暗色攝蜜鳥

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