Honeyeaters (Meliphagidae)

Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) - HBW 13, p. 622

French: Méliphage régent German: Warzenhonigfresser Spanish: Mielero Regente
Other common names: Embroidered/Mock-Regent/Warty-faced Honeyeater, Embroidered Bee-eater/Merops, Mock Regent-bird

Taxonomy: Merops phrygius Shaw, 1794, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Long placed in a monotypic genus, Zanthomiza (often erroneously emended to Xanthomyza), but found to be closely related to wattlebirds in current genus. Monotypic.

Distribution: SE Australia from extreme SE Queensland (small numbers in most years) S through New South Wales (mainly on tablelands of Great Divide and N & C inland slopes and plains) to NE Victoria. Throughout range, occasionally reported E or S of Great Divide in coastal and subcoastal districts.