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Grey-streaked Honeyeater

Ptiloprora perstriata

The Grey-streaked Honeyeater, also known as the Black-backed Honeyeater, is a distinguished member of the Meliphagidae family. This avian species, with its scientific name Ptiloprora perstriata, is a visual treat with its subtle yet striking plumage.

Identification Tips

When observing this bird, look for the characteristic grey streaks that adorn its feathers. These streaks are a key feature that can help birdwatchers distinguish it from other honeyeaters.

Habitat

The Grey-streaked Honeyeater is a denizen of the New Guinea Highlands, where it thrives in the subtropical or tropical moist montane forests. These lush environments provide the perfect backdrop for spotting this species.

Distribution

As a resident of the New Guinea Highlands, the Grey-streaked Honeyeater is found at higher elevations where the air is crisp and the foliage is dense.

Conservation status

BirdLife International has assessed the Grey-streaked Honeyeater as being of Least Concern. This status indicates that, for now, the species is not facing an immediate threat of extinction in the wild.

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