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The Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris) is endemic to Australia.

It is found in coastal south-eastern Australia, central-southern Queensland (mainly west of the Great Dividing Range, through New South Wales, Victoria and eastern South Australia (including Flinders Ranges), as well as parts of south-western Australia.

Its natural habitats are eucalypt forests and woodlands, temperate forests and shrubby vegetation, tree lined coastal cliffs and mountain ranges, and inland semi-arid plains.

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  • Scientific classification
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Aves
  • Order: Passeriformes
  • Family: Meliphagidae
  • Genus: Melithreptus
  • Species: M. brevirostris
  • Binomial name: Melithreptus brevirostris