Yellow-throated miners Manorina flavigula, photographed by Peter Strauss.

Belongs within: Meliphagidae.

Manorina, the miners, is a genus of stocky, mostly insectivorous birds found in Australia. Members of the genus have broad rounded wings, a yellow to red triangular patch of bare skin behind the eye, and yellow, slightly downcurved bills. The widespread yellow-throated miner M. flavigula is predominantly grey with yellow edges on the wing feathers and a black patch around the lower part of the eye.

<==Manorina Vieillot 1818 [Manorinidae] B94
    |  i. s.: M. melanotis JT12
    |--M. melanophrys JT12
    `--+--M. flavigula JT12
       |    |--M. f. flavigula M03
       |    |--M. f. lutea M03
       |    |--M. f. melvillensis M03
       |    |--M. f. obscura M03
       |    `--M. f. wayensis M03
       `--M. melanocephala (Latham 1802) JT12, CC10 (see below for synonymy)
            |--M. m. melanocephala M03
            `--M. m. crassirostris M03

Manorina melanocephala (Latham 1802) JT12, CC10 [=Gracula melanocephala CC10; incl. Merops garrulus Latham 1802 CC10, Myzantha garrula CC10]

*Type species of generic name indicated


[B94] Bock, W. J. 1994. History and nomenclature of avian family-group names. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 222: 1–281.

[CC10] Checklist Committee (OSNZ). 2010. Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand, Norfolk and Macquarie Islands, and the Ross Dependency, Antarctica 4th ed. Ornithological Society of New Zealand and Te Papa Press: Wellington.

[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.

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

Last updated: 24 July 2019.

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