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Cinnamon-browed Melidectes
Melidectes ochromelas
Vogelkop Melidectes
Melidectes leucostephes
  (Meyer, AB, 1874)
Yellow-browed Melidectes
Melidectes rufocrissalis
IOC 8.1

Vogelkop Melidectes
Melidectes leucostephes
Syoubri, Arfak mountains, Indonesia - 2013-11-20
© Thomas Holmberg

Field guides

Plate/page: 248

Gregory, P.
Birds of New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville

Plate/page: 74

Thane, K. P. and Beehler, M. B.
Birds of New Guinea Second Edition


  • Melidectes leucostephes: Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2017. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2016.
  • Melidectes leucostephes: Gill, F and D Donsker (Eds). 2018. IOC World Bird List (v 8.1). http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  • Thane, K. P. and Beehler, M. B.: Birds of New Guinea Second Edition; Princeton University Press, 2015; ISBN:0-691-09563-9
  • Gregory, P.: Birds of New Guinea including Bismarck Archipelago and Bougainville; Lynx Edicions, May 2017; ISBN:8-494-18927-1
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    Scientific Classification
    Kingdom Animals
    Phylum Chordates
    Class Birds
    Order Perching Birds
    Family Honeyeaters
    Genus Melidectes
    Species Vogelkop Melidectes
    (Meyer, AB, 1874)
    Taxonomic notes
    IOC 8.1: ENG: Change  English name of Melidectes leucostephes to Vogelkop Melidectes (Gregory 2009)
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    AU: nw New Guinea
    Conservation Status
     LC  IUCN Red List 2015
    BirdLife Species Factsheet
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