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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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TonyDy Plus
7 4 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:12AM
Another excellent shot, Gordon.
Tony

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Ade_Osman 12 4.5k 36 England
7 Jul 2013 11:14AM
Excellent capture and a good narrative, it's always nice to read about what we're looking at especially if the species is unfamiliar.

Ade
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 11:26AM
Beauty....
7 Jul 2013 1:26PM
A lovely little bird. Very well captured.......Sandy
tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 1:49PM
Pin sharp Gordon

Love the eye

Adrian
7 Jul 2013 4:08PM
Detailed image so well captured
Regards Brian

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