Black-chinned Honeyeater on Gully Track

The Black-chinned Honeyeater is an interesting and somewhat elusive local honeyeater. Its harsh, grating calls are distinctive and can be heard from a long distance. About the same size as Fuscous Honeyeaters, they are found in similar habitat but are much less numerous – you’ll encounter 20 Fuscous for every Black-chinned around Newstead.

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Black-chinned Honeyeater, Gully Track Welshman’s reef, 3rd July 2015.

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The blue eye-lid is a distinctive feature.

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Showing off the feature that gives this species its common name.

The bird photographed above was one of a small party feeding with Fuscous, White-plumed and White-naped Honeyeaters in flowering Yellow Gum along Gully Track. I’m still chasing a good photograph of this species – and will keep trying!

One response to “Black-chinned Honeyeater on Gully Track

  1. Virginia Henry

    An early bird for an early bird . . . >

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