Taxonomy of Melithreptus Honeyeaters

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Subject: Taxonomy of Melithreptus Honeyeaters
From: "Frank O\"Connor" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:26:10 +0800

I asked Ron Johnstone of the WA Museum about the proposed split of the White-naped Honeyeater in the south west. His reply is below.

     This is of interest to us as we separated the western form out
years ago treating it as a full species in our 2001 checklist and in the
WA bird handbook. Our name is the Western White -naped Honeyeater
Melithreptus chloropsis Gould, 1848. I notice no credit given to either
of our publications.


Frank O'Connor           Birding WA
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