Gray-headed Honeyeater

Gray-headed Honeyeater / Ptilotula keartlandi

Gray-headed Honeyeater

Here the details of the Gray-headed Honeyeater named bird below:

SCI Name:  Ptilotula keartlandi
Protonym:  Ptilotis keartlandi Ibis p.340
Taxonomy:  Passeriformes / Meliphagidae /
Taxonomy Code:  gyhhon1
Type Locality:  McMinns'' Range, central Australia.
Publish Year:  1895
IUCN Status:  


(Meliphagidae; Ϯ Yellow-tinted Honeyeater P. flavescens) Dim. < genus Ptilotis Swainson, 1837, meliphaga; "The genus Ptilotis as here used would be considered polyphyletic by genus splitters. Though the Australian species have so far escaped attention from such, the New Guinea species have been split off. I consider that those who would accept such genera as Xanthotis would also need genera as follows. Caloptilotis (nov.) for P. macleayana Ramsay: Paraptilotis (nov.) for P. fusca Gould: Lophoptilotis (nov.) for P. leadbeateri McCoy: and Ptilotula (nov.) for P. flavescens Gould." (Mathews 1912).
Synon. Paraptilotis, Sacramela.

George Arthur Keartland (1848-1926) English immigrant to Australia, compositor, oologist, ornithologist (Ptilotula).