family Meliphagidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Meliphagidae - honey eatersfamily Meliphagidae - 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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(5) Both of these species are closely related to the New Holland honeyeater, and all belong to the family Meliphagidae.