Abstract

The Varied Honey-eater was described by Gould in 1842 from a single specimen contained in a collection of bird skins from Northern Australia, and was for many years regarded as a rare species. It is an inhabitant of the coastal districts and adjacent islands of Northern and North-eastern Queensland and Southern New Guinea, and is also found on some of the intermediate islands of Torres Strait. Off the coast of North-eastern Queensland, MacGillivray obt!ained this species on Dunk Island, and Elsey on Albany Island. Many specimens were procured by the "Chevert" Expedition, fitted out by the late Sir William Macleay, since when it has been obtained by various collectors both in New Guinea and Australia.

 

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
North, 1905, Rec. Aust. Mus. 6(1): 29–30
Author
Alfred J. North
Year
1905
Title
Notes on the Varied Honey-eater (Ptilotis versicolor, Gould)
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
6
Issue
1
Start Page
29
End Page
30
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.6.1905.986
Language
English
Plates
plate v, figure 3
Date Published
15 June 1905
Cover Date
15 June 1905
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Digitized
06 August 2009
Reference Number
986
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