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Noun1.Meliphagidae - honey eatersMeliphagidae - honey eaters        
bird family - a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
Oscines, Passeres, suborder Oscines, suborder Passeres - two names for the suborder of typical songbirds
honey eater, honeysucker - Australasian bird with tongue and bill adapted for extracting nectar
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The tongues of these birds include widely different patterns ranging from the split tongue with little curling and fraying characteristic of the Dicaeidae, to the highly curled, frayed and tubular tongues of the Meliphagidae.
The behavior has been reported in the Eastern Hemisphere and Hawaiian Islands in Meliphagidae, Pardalotidae, Acanthizidae, Remizidae, Zosteropidae, Dicaeidae, Fringillidae, and Remizidae (Ashton 1987, Schleicher et al.
melanocephalus Honeyeaters Meliphagidae Grey-headed Honeyeater Lichenostomus keartlandi Lewins' Honeyeater Meliphaga lewinii New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae Australasian Warblers Acanthizidae Inland Thornhill Acanthiza apicalis Vireos Vireonidae White-eyed Vireo * Vireo griseus Drongos Dicruridae Fork-tailed Drongo Dicrurus adsimilis Swallows Hirundinidae Blue-and-white Swallow Notiochelidon cyanoleuca Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Welcome Swallow H.