Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Giant Honeyeater (Gymnomyza viridis) - HBW 13, p. 670

French: Méliphage vert German: Grünhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero Gigante
Other common names: Giant Forest/Giant Green Honeyeater

Taxonomy: Tatare ? viridis E. L. Layard, 1875, Taveuni, Fiji.
Formerly placed in genus Leptornis or Amoromyza, both now defunct, and in past suggested as being most closely related to Melidectes. Races differ vocally, and may better be treated as two separate species. Two subspecies recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • viridis (E. L. Layard, 1875) - Vanua Levu and Taveuni, in N Fiji.
  • brunneirostris (Mayr, 1932) - Viti Levu, in W Fiji.