Sunday, August 7, 2011

White-cheeked Honeyeater

The other day I watched this White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra) as it fluttered around flowers on a bush. The flowers were looking past their prime but there were numbers of insects around them and the bird appeared to be catching them. It was fast! By the time I had the camera up it was off somewhere else. The only time it sat still was when it rested deep in among the branches where it was quite dark. White-cheeked Honeyeaters differ from New Holland Honeyeaters in their dark brown eye and large white cheek patch.

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13 comments:

  1. Thanks for commenting Texwisgirl and Modesto Viegas.

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  2. I jumped when I saw your shots today. A gorgeous bird. I would love to see it in person. It would be worth some trouble.

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  3. Hi NatureFootstep, thanks for your comment. That's another of those birds that are fairly common around here if you know where to look for them and have lots of patience!

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  4. Awesome shots of the White-cheeked Honeyeater Mick! What a cool bird! The black and white contrast with that splash of yellow is striking.

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  5. Those are gorgeous birds Mick

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  6. Thanks for commenting Larry and Phil.

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  7. What a gorgeous little bird! Great shots.

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