The Arfak Honeyeaters (Melipotes gymnops) are known by a variety of names, including Arfak or Western Melipotes, Bare-eyed Honeyeaters, Large Honeyeaters, Spot-bellied Honeyeaters or Western Smoky Honeyeaters.
They occur naturally in West Papua on the island of New Guinea in Indonesia. They are more specifically found in northwestern New Guinea, on the mountains of Tamrau, Wandammen and Arfak (hence this species' common name).
Alternate (Global) Names
Chinese: 阿法饮蜜鸟 ... Czech: Medáček plodožravý ... Danish: Arfakhonningæder ... Dutch: Arfakhoningeter, Arfak-honingeter ... Finnish: Keltakaljumesikko ... French: Méliphage à ventre tacheté ... German: Fleckenbauch-Honigfresser ... Indonesian: Burung madu Arfak, Melipotes Arfak ... Italian: Succhiamiele affumicato dell'Arfak ... Japanese: nishikihoomitsusui ... Norwegian: Arfakhonningeter ... Polish: dziwoliczek zloty, dziwoliczek złoty, Dziwook złoty ... Russian: Пятнистобрюхий мелипот ... Slovak: Medárik škvrnitobruchý ... Spanish: Mielero de las Arfak, Pájaro Azúcar Arfak ... Swedish: Arfakhonungsfågel
Species Research by Sibylle Johnson
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