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Singing Honeyeater

Gavicalis virescens (Vieillot, LJP 1817)

The singing honeyeater is a small bird found in Australia, and is part of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. The bird lives in a wide range of shrubland, woodland, and coastal habitat. It is relatively common and is widespread right across Australia west of the Great Dividing Range, through to the west coast and on Western Australian coastal islands. It does not occur in other countries. Source: Wikipedia




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


Original description

Citation:
  (Vieillot, LJP 1817)

Reference:
   Nouv. Dict. Hist. Nat. nouv. éd. 14 p.329

Protonym:
  Melithreptus virescens

Link:
  https://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/18059299


Avibase identifiers

Avibase ID:
  ADF91F6088C8201F

Avibase ID:
  avibase-ADF91F60

Short link:
  https://avibase.ca/ADF91F60


Taxonomic Serial Number:
  TSN: 560805

Geographic range:

  • Gavicalis virescens virescens: Shark Bay, Western Australia to coastal w South Australia
  • Gavicalis virescens forresti: Interior of Australia, to coast in w Western Australia
  • Gavicalis virescens cooperi: N Australia (Arnhem Land, Melville I., Groote Eylandt)
  • Gavicalis virescens sonorus: Cent. Queensland and NSW to s Victoria and se South Australia
English:
Singing Honeyeater
Catalan:
menjamel cantaire
Czech:
medosavka zpěvná
Danish:
Sanghonningæder
German:
Pfeifhonigfresser
Spanish:
Mielero Cantarín
Spanish (Spain):
Mielero Cantarín
Finnish:
laulumesikko
French:
Méliphage chanteur
Croatian:
pjevajući medojed
Hungarian:
kantáros mézevő
Italian:
Succiamiele canoro
Japanese (romaji):
utaimitsusui
Japanese:
ウタイミツスイ
Lithuanian:
Medčiulpys giesmininkas
Dutch:
Fluithoningeter
Norwegian Nynorsk:
Songhonningetar
Norwegian:
Sanghonningeter
Polish:
złotouch żółtoskrzydły
Portuguese:
papa-mel-cantor
Russian:
Певчий медосос
Slovak:
medárik spevavý
Serbian:
Medojed pevač
Swedish:
sånghonungsfågel
Ukrainian:
Медник жовтокрилий
Chinese:
歌吸蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional):
鳴唱吸蜜鳥


Authorities recognizing this taxonomic concept:

Avibase taxonomic concepts (current):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 01 (August 2013):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 02 (May 2014):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 03 (March 2015):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 04 (Aug 2016):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 05 (Jan 2017):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 06 (Feb 2018):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 07 (Feb 2020):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Avibase taxonomic concepts v. 08 (Feb 2021):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 00:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 01:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 02:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 03:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 04:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05 (Jun 2012):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 05.1 (Oct 2012):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06 (Nov 2013):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 06.1 (Feb 2014):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 07 (Jul 2014):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 08 (Oct 2015):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09 (Dec 2016):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Birdlife checklist version 09.1 (Jun 2017):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v2 (Dec 2017):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v3 (Nov 2018):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v4 (Dec 2019):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v5 (Dec 2020):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6 (Dec 2021):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
HBW and BirdLife Taxonomic Checklist v6b (Jul 2022):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Christidis and Boles (2008): Systematics and Taxonomy of Australian Birds:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993, révision 2009):
Méliphage chanteur ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Commission internationale pour les noms français des oiseaux (1993):
Méliphage chanteur ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 1st edition:
Singing Honeyeater ( Meliphaga virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2021:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2022:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Clements 3rd edition:
Singing Honeyeater ( Meliphaga virescens) [version 1]
Clements 4th edition:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (as published):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2000 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2001 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2002 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2003 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2004 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 5th edition (incl. 2005 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2007 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2008 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (incl. 2009 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.5 incl. 2010 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.6 incl. 2011 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.7 incl. 2012 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.8 incl. 2013 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements 6th edition (version 6.9 incl. 2014 revisions):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2015:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2016:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2017:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2018:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Clements, version 2019:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.50:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.52:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.53:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.54:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 1.55:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2015:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2016:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2017:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2018:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2019:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2021:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
eBird version 2022:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition:
Singing Honeyeater ( Meliphaga virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 2nd edition (incl. ? suppl):
Singing Honeyeater ( Meliphaga virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (as published):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 1.2):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 2.1):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 3.1):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 4):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 5):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 6):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 7):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 3rd edition (incl. corrigenda 8):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (vol. 1-2):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Howard and Moore 4th edition (incl. corrigenda vol.1-2):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World (vol 1-16):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (31/01/2015):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive (03/07/2017):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2017):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Handbook of the Birds of the World and Birdlife (Dec 2018):
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.0:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.5:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.6:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 1.7:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.0:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.3:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.4:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.5:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.6:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.7:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.8:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.9:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.10:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 2.11:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.3:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.4:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 3.5:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.3:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 4.4:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.3:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 5.4:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.3:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 6.4:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 7.3:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 8.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 9.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 10.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 11.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.1:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
IOC World Bird Names, version 12.2:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Morony, Bock and Farrand:
Singing Honeyeater ( Meliphaga virescens) [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds:
Meliphaga virescens [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (original):
Meliphaga virescens [version 1]
Peters' Check-list of the Birds (2nd edition):
Meliphaga virescens [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe (1993, including corrections up to 1998):
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Sibley and Monroe, Birds of the World Version 2.0:
Singing Honeyeater ( Lichenostomus virescens) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.01:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Working Group Avian Checklists, version 0.02:
Singing Honeyeater ( Gavicalis virescens) [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lichenostomus virescens [version 1]
Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource:
Lichenostomus virescens [version 1]

Taxonomic status:

Species status: full species

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Catalan: menjamel cantaire
Czech: Medosavka zpevná, medosavka zpěvná
Danish: Sanghonningæder
German: Pfeifhonigfresser, Pfeif-Honigfresser
English: Black-faced Honeyeater, Large-striped Honeyeater, Singing Honeyeater
English, HBW: Singing Honeyeater
English (IOC): Singing Honeyeater
English (United States): Singing Honeyeater
Spanish: Melífago Melódico, Mielero Cantarín
Spanish (Spain): Mielero Cantarín
Spanish (HBW): Singing Honeyeater
Finnish: Laulumesikko
French: Méliphage à brides, Méliphage chanteur
Croatian: pjevajući medojed
Hungarian: kantáros mézevő
Italian: Mangiamiele cantore, Succiamiele canoro
Japanese (romaji): utaimitsusui
Japanese: ウタイミツスイ
Kazakh: сайрағыш балсорғыш
Kirghiz: сайрагыч балчы
Scientific: Gavicalis virescens, Gavicalis virescens virescens, Lichenostomus virescens, Lichenostomus virescens virescens, Meliphaga virescens, Melithreptus virescens
Lithuanian: Medčiulpys giesmininkas
Dutch: Fluithoningeter
Norwegian Nynorsk: Songhonningetar
Norwegian: Sanghonningeter
Polish: miodojad zóltoskrzydly, miodojad żółtoskrzydły, złotouch żółtoskrzydły
Portuguese: papa-mel-cantor
Portuguese (Portugal): papa-mel-cantor
Russian: Певчий медосос
Slovak: medárik spevavý
Serbian: Medojed pevač
Swedish: Sånghonungsfågel
Turkish: Şarkıcı balkuşu
Ukrainian: Медник жовтокрилий
Chinese: 歌吸蜜鸟
Chinese (Traditional): 鳴唱吸蜜鳥

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