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Caligavis

Caligavis is a genus of honeyeaters endemic to New Guinea and Australia. It includes former members of Lichenostomus, and was created after a molecular phylogenetic analysis published in 2011 showed that the original genus was polyphyletic.

The genus contains three species:

  • Yellow-faced honeyeater (C. chrysops) - south, east Australia
  • Black-throated honeyeater (C. subfrenatus) - New Guinea
  • Obscure honeyeater (C. obscurus) - New Guinea

The name Caligavis was first proposed by the English-born ornithologist Tom Iredale in 1956. The word is derived from the Latincaligo meaning obscurity and avis bird.