White-plumed honeyeater Lichenostomus penicillatus, photographed by Aviceda.

Belongs within: Meliphagidae.

Lichenostomus is a genus of honeyeaters found in Australia and New Guinea, primarily in sclerophyll (dry woodland) habitats. Members of this genus have lined faces, and elongated ear and upper neck plumes.

    |--L. flavus JT12
    `--+--L. penicillatus JT12
       |    |--L. p. penicillatus M03
       |    |--L. p. carteri M03
       |    `--L. p. leilavalensis M03
       `--L. virescens JT12

Lichenostomus incertae sedis:
  L. chrysops M03
  L. cratitius M03
    |--L. c. cratitius M03
    `--L. c. halmaturina M03
  L. fasciogularis M03
  L. flavescens JF06
    |--L. f. flavescens M03
    `--L. f. melvillensis M03
  L. flavicollis M03
  L. frenatus M03
  L. fuscus M03
    |--L. f. fuscus M03
    `--L. f. subgermanus M03
  L. hindwoodi M03
  L. keartlandi M03
  L. melanops M03
    |--L. m. melanops [incl. L. m. meltoni] M03
    `--L. m. cassidix M03
  L. obscurus JT12
  L. plumulus M03
    |--L. p. plumulus M03
    |--L. p. graingeri M03
    `--L. p. planasi M03
  L. subfrenatus JT12
  L. unicolor M03
  L. versicolor M03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[JT12] Jetz, W., G. H. Thomas, J. B. Joy, K. Hartmann & A. Ø. Mooers. 2012. The global diversity of birds in space and time. Nature 491: 444-448.

[JF06] Jønsson, K. A., & J. Fjeldså. 2006. A phylogenetic supertree of oscine passerine birds. Zoologica Scripta 35: 149-186.

[M03] Morcombe, M. 2003. Field Guide to Australian Birds, 2nd ed. Steve Parish Publishing.

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