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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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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
13 Jan 2013 11:33AM
A beautiful image, the bird so well captured in this lovely 'perch' situation: think the overall image might be even better if the odd loose leaves around the periphery were cloned away........just a thought!

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tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 11:43AM
MASSIVE WOW FACTOR!! Colourful everywhere. Bravo.
13 Jan 2013 11:47AM
Beautiful image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
13 Jan 2013 11:59AM
A fantastic image. Carol
senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
13 Jan 2013 12:35PM
excellent capture, .. strong colour palette and detail rendering
13 Jan 2013 12:57PM
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 3:31PM
Great shot,Gordon.
beautiful bird lovely colours love it. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2013 6:12PM
An awesome shot Gordon

Ticks all the boxes, as far as I am concerned

A well deserved GEA too

Dinky65 5 1 United States
14 Jan 2013 2:39AM
So pretty.Wink
mossy 5 46 1 England
14 Jan 2013 9:22AM
Stunning bird in a perfect setting.
JohnoP 12 2
19 Jan 2013 5:48PM
What a stunning and colourful image! John

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