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New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)

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The New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) is a honeyeater species found throughout southern Australia. It was among the first birds to be scientifically described in Australia, and was initially named Certhia novaehollandiae (Latham 1781, 1790; for a general discussion, see Calaby 1999). It is around eighteen centimetres long and is mainly black, with a white iris, white facial tufts and yellow margins on its wing and tail feathers. It is a very active bird and rarely sits long enough to give an extended view. When danger approaches a New Holland Honeyeater, such as a bird of prey, a group of Honeyeaters will form together and give a warning call. Sexes are similar in looks with the exception that females are, on average, slightly smaller. Young Honeyeaters

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
26 Jan 2013 6:59AM
A beautiful bird, Gordon, and so effective captured in amongst the bottlebrush, an excellent image. Carol

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
26 Jan 2013 7:08AM
This is an excellent capture of this lovely bird in a perfect setting Smile
Mrsbass 3 2 1 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 7:34AM
Superb image of this beautiful bird.
26 Jan 2013 8:04AM
great work well done.
Chen
Broken 5 21 England
26 Jan 2013 11:31AM
Stunning bird and the colours are sublime. Well done!
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 12:08PM
Another superb shot, Gordon.
Tony
26 Jan 2013 1:42PM
A lovely colourful image......Sandy
Dinky65 3 1 United States
26 Jan 2013 3:15PM
Fantastic shot, Perfect. need I say more.SmileTongueWink
JuBarney 5 18 3 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 5:26PM
Beautiful bird well captured
Ju
tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 7:12PM
Simply splendid Gordon
A fine capture set against its natural and beautiful habitatSmile

Adrian

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