Meliphagidae sentence example
- Of the Passeres the honeysuckers (Meliphagidae) are most characteristic, and, abounding in 1 The following old-fashioned rough computation may serve as an indication of the relative size of the orders and suborders of recent birds: Ratitae.
- Of the Meliphagidae the genera Prosthemadera, Pogonornis and Anthornis are peculiar.
- The extensible tongue, though practically serving the same end in both groups, is essentially different in its quasi-tubular structure, and there is also considerable difference between this organ in the Nectariniidae and the Meliphagidae.
- They are considered to have their nearest allies in the Meliphagidae (see Honey-Eater) and the members of the genus Zosterops; 1 Certainly since 1826 (cf.