Nov 17, 2008

Giant Forest Honeyeater NatureFiji-MareqetiViti Endangered Species

Giant Forest Honeyeater, Gymnomyza viridis

Sovau, Ikou, Cavucavuivalu
Giant Forest Honeyeater

As the name suggests, the Giant forest honeyeater is a relatively large honeyeater, measuring 27cm from the tip of its beak to the tip of its tail.

It has a typically slender, slightly down-curved bill and dull feathers.

The entire bird is olive-green. Juveniles have lightly streaked and spotted underparts.

There is a variation in bill and feet colour between the Viti Levu where they are dark, and the, Vanua Levu and Taveuni populations where they are light yellowish.

NatureFiji-MareqetiViti Endangered Species