Strong-billed Honeyeater Melithreptus validirostris


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Hingston, A.B. 2000. Impacts of logging on autumn bird populations in the southern forests of Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 134: 19-28.

Hingston, A.B., Grove, S. 2010. From clearfell coupe to old-growth forest: Succession of bird assemblages in Tasmanian lowland wet eucalypt forests. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 459-468.

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BirdLife International (2022) Species factsheet: Melithreptus validirostris. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022. Recommended citation for factsheets for more than one species: BirdLife International (2022) IUCN Red List for birds. Downloaded from on 15/08/2022.