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. cratitiusBKB15
    |    |--L. c. cratitiusM03
    |    `--L. c. halmaturinaM03
    |--L. fuscusBKB15
    |    |--L. f. fuscusM03
    |    `--L. f. subgermanusM03
    |--L. keartlandiBKB15
    |--L. melanopsANM14
    |    |--L. m. melanops [incl. L. m. meltoni]M03
    |    `--L. m. cassidixM03
    `--L. plumulusBKB15
         |--L. p. plumulusM03
         |--L. p. graingeriM03
         `--L. p. planasiM03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[ANM14] Andersen, M. J., A. Naikatani & R. G. Moyle. 2014. A molecular phylogeny of Pacific honeyeaters (Aves: Meliphagidae) reveals extensive paraphyly and an isolated Polynesian radiation. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 308–315.

[BKB15] Burleigh, J. G., R. T. Kimball & E. L. Braun. 2015. Building the avian tree of life using a large-scale, sparse supermatrix. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 84: 53–63.

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

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