Definition of Honey eater
1. Noun. Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar.
Generic synonyms: Oscine, Oscine Bird
Group relationships: Family Meliphagidae, Meliphagidae
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honey Eater
Literary usage of Honey eater
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1. South Australia: Its History, Resources, and Productions by William Harcus (1876)
"... sonora Singing honey-eater leucotis White-eared honey-eater flavigula Yellow-throated ... fiava Yellow honey-eater penicillata White-plumed honey-eater ..."
2. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia by Royal Society of South Australia (1900)
"(White-eared Honey-eater), . ... Gld. (Graceful Honey-eater), . Locality. ... River Honey-eater), . Locality.—Guilford, near Perth. ..."
3. The History of the Collections Contained in the Natural History Departments by British Museum (Natural History) (1906)
"White-crowned Honey-eater, Lath. MS.; id., Gen. Hist. B., iv., p. 169 (1822). ... White-naped Honey-eater, Lath. MS. (S«eNo. 129. ..."