Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Black-eared Miner (Manorina melanotis) - HBW 13, p. 617

French: Méliphage à oreillons noirs German: Malleeschwatzvogel Spanish: Mielero Orejinegro
Other common names: Dusky Miner/Minor

Taxonomy: Myzantha melanotis F. E. Wilson, 1911, Mallee, Victoria = c. 30 km north of Cowangie (Kow Plains), north-west Victoria, Australia.
Forms a superspecies with M. melanocephala and M. flavigula. Often treated as conspecific with latter, and hybridizes extensively with it (to extent that genetic introgression threatens survival of present species); analyses of mitochondrial DNA, however, suggest that the two should be treated as separate species. Monotypic.

Distribution: Semi-arid mallee in lower Murray-Darling Basin of NW Victoria and CE South Australia.

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