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Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Painted Honeyeater (Grantiella picta) - HBW 13, p. 691

French: Méliphage peint German: Granthonigfresser Spanish: Mielero Pintado

Taxonomy: Entomophila picta Gould, 1838, New South Wales, Australia.
Molecular studies indicate that genus is closely allied to the morphologically dissimilar and monotypic Plectorhyncha, both being part of a subclade that includes also Philemon and Xanthotis. Genus has in the past been subsumed in Conopophila. Monotypic.

Distribution: N & E Australia: CE Northern Territory (sparse) and Queensland W of Great Divide and S of c. 20° S (though few records in SW) S, on and W of Great Divide, to N Victoria.