Singing HoneyeaterScientific name: Lichenostomus virescens

Meaning of name: The meaning of Lichenostomus is not known. Virescens is a Latin word meaning greenish.

Aboriginal name: Dooromdorom (door’awm’door’awm).

Distribution: Widespread across Australia but largely absent from the wetter east coast and norther Queensland.

Description: Up to 19cm long with a 25cm wingspan.

Notes: The furthest distance recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species of bird to travel is 168 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in January 1994, 10 years 5.3 months after being banded (information as at 21 June 2012).

References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.

Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2  http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal 

Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html