Singing HoneyeaterScientific name: Lichenostomus virescens
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 153 km. The oldest bird recorded was still alive when its band was read in September 2014, 12 years after being banded (information as at 12 July 2017).
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
Western Australian Bird Notes. No. 162 June 2017. P17.