Birds of the World

Meliphagidae : Honeyeaters

Gilbert's Honeyeater

Melithreptus chloropsis

Western Australia - October 2014

Gilbert's Honeyeater (also known as Swan River Honeyeater or Western White-naped Honeyeater) was formerly considered to be a subspecies of White-naped Honeyeater but due to genetic and morphological differences, the isolation of its population from that of White-naped and distinctive calls, it has now been elevated to full specific status. It is endemic to Australia and its range is restricted to the southwestern corner from Perth to Esperence, where it is generally quite common in a variety of woodland and scrub habitats.