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Bismarck Melidectes
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Meliphagidae
Genus: Melidectes
Species: M. whitemanensis
Binomial name
Melidectes whitemanensis
(Gilliard, 1960)

The Bismarck Melidectes (Melidectes whitemanensis) is a bird species in the family Meliphagidae. It is endemic to Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Formerly classified as a Species of Least Concern by the IUCN,[1] it was suspected to be rarer than generally assumed. Following the evaluation of its population size, this was found to be correct, and it is consequently uplisted to Near Threatened status in 2008.[2]


  1. ^ BLI (2004)
  2. ^ BLI (2008)



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