Gilbert’s HoneyeaterScientific name: Melithreptus chloropsis

Meaning of name: Melithreptus is from the Greek words meli, meaning honey, and threptos, meaning nourished. The meaning of chloropsis is not known.

Aboriginal name: Djinki (cheen’key).

Distribution: Up to 15.5cm long with a 23.5cm wingspan.

Description: Found in the southwest of Western Australia.

Notes: The photographs for this species were not taken in the reserves of interest to the FQPB.

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

What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978

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