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Species Guide

Marbled Honeyeater

Pycnopygius cinereus

The Marbled Honeyeater, known scientifically as Pycnopygius cinereus, is a captivating species belonging to the Meliphagidae family. This bird is adorned with a distinctive plumage that one might say resembles the intricate patterns of marble, hence its common name.

Identification Tips

While the illustration by Joseph Smit from 1884 provides a historical reference, birdwatchers should look for key characteristics in the field. The Marbled Honeyeater can be identified by its unique coloration and size, which align with typical members of the honeyeater family.


The Marbled Honeyeater is a denizen of the New Guinea Highlands. It thrives in the lush subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, as well as the cooler climes of subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.


This species is endemic to the New Guinea region, where it can be found flitting through the verdant canopies of its preferred habitats.

Conservation Status

BirdLife International has assessed the Marbled Honeyeater as being of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. This status indicates that, currently, the species does not face an immediate threat of extinction in the wild.

The Marbled Honeyeater, with its unique marbled appearance and affinity for the rich forests of New Guinea, is a species that continues to captivate birdwatchers and ornithologists alike. As we observe this bird in its natural habitat, we are reminded of the incredible diversity and beauty of avian life.

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