Honeyeaters in Hawaii Different then Honeyeaters Elsewheres

Just read this interesting article about the Hawaiian Honeyeater Birds:
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…”Everybody assumed Hawaii’s honeyeaters were the same as the ones in Australia and New Guinea,” said Robert Fleischer of the Smithsonian Institution. “In fact, nobody had a clue who their relatives really were…”
…They now reveal that the Hawaiian honeyeaters don’t fit anywhere near the Australasian honeyeaters. Instead, their closest relatives are waxwings, silky flycatchers, and palm chats, mostly fruit and insect feeders that do not resemble honeyeaters in any apparent way…
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