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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

Image: Erikwlyon

 

Common Smokey Honeyeater (Melipotes fumigatus)

…a species of honeyeater that is endemic to New Guinea, where it occurs in the Central Ranges across the length of the island as well as two isolated populations in the northwest and north. Like other honeyeaters this species’s diet consists primarily of nectar.

Melipotes fumigatus has three known subspecies all of which are distinct in range. M.f.kumawa which is restricted to the southern Bomberai Peninsula. M.f.goliathi which is found in the Weyland Mountains to the west. And the nominate subspecies M.f.fumigatus which is found in the eastern Herzog Mountains.

Phylogeny

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Images: Nancy Bell and markaharper1

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