04 July, 2012

New Holland Honeyeater

Scientific Name: Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia where found in undergrowth of woodland and open areas where banksia species found, primarily in southwest and southeast Australia, including Tasmania.

Field Notes: Medium-sized passerine with long, slender, decurved bill. Largely black and white, boldly streaked, white eye. Yellow on edges of wings and tail. White-cheeked Honeyeater with black eye and larger white cheek patch. Painted Honeyeater with orange bill, white breast and black eye

Personal Notes: Common bird on hike outside Manly, Australia. Unfortunately, one camera had died and the other had no telephoto lens! We hit the camera store in Sydney later that day...and were rewarded with this photo in Ben Boyd NP.

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