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Rufous-throated Honeyeater

Rufous-throated Honeyeater

Conopophila rufogularis

The Rufous-throated Honeyeater, known scientifically as Conopophila rufogularis, is a charming avian species belonging to the Meliphagidae family. This bird is a true spectacle of nature, endemic to the northern reaches of Australia.

Identification Tips

When seeking to identify this honeyeater, look for its distinctive rufous throat, which stands out against its otherwise subdued plumage. The bird's size and coloration are key identifiers, with a modest stature that is typical of the honeyeater family.


The Rufous-throated Honeyeater is most commonly found in subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. These ecosystems provide the perfect backdrop for observing this species in its natural environment.


This species is a proud resident of northern Australia, where it has adapted to thrive in its local habitat. Observers will be delighted to find it in this region, where it is a common sight in the right locales.


In urban environments, the Rufous-throated Honeyeater exhibits a remarkable adaptability. It has been noted for its resilience in these settings, likely due to the absence of nest predators that would otherwise pose a threat to its survival.

Conservation status

Bird enthusiasts can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that the Rufous-throated Honeyeater is currently listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. This status reflects a stable population, free from immediate threats of decline.

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