Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Meliphaga notata) - HBW 13, p. 589
Other common names: Lesser Lewin/Little Lewin Honeyeater, Yellow-spotted Meliphaga
notata Gould, 1867, Cape York, north Queensland, Australia.
Molecular evidence suggests that genus consists of two clades; present species forms a group with M. lewinii and M. aruensis. Races intergrade in narrow zone from Cooktown S to about Ayton. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- notata (Gould, 1867) - islands of C & S Torres Strait; N Queensland S to Archer-Mitchell rivers and Princess Charlotte Bay, with outliers S to around Cooktown-Ayton area.
- mixta (Mathews, 1912) - coastal NE Queensland from Cooktown S to Paluma Range, Townsville and Cape Cleveland, inland to Atherton Tableland; isolated population at Mt Elliot and records farther S (at Haughton R).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
wild bird eating at feeding tray
Locality Kuranda, Queensland, Australia (ssp mixta)
Michael Retter 1 October 2009 4 years ago 4.3
Yellow-spotted Honeyeater feeding on grevillea
Locality Julatten, Queensland, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 23 July 2013 24 weeks ago 4
Feeding on grevillea
Locality Julatten, Queensland, Australia (ssp mixta)
Lindsay Hansch 16 August 2009 2 years ago 3.8
Locality Cassowary House, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia (ssp mixta)
Ken Havard 25 April 2005 3 years ago 3.8