Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mangrove Honeyeater

This post is for World Bird Wednesday.

Mangrove Honeyeaters - often called Varied Honeyeaters - are common around the bay. If you hear a beautiful songbird calling from a mangrove tree this is most likely what you are hearing. I have cropped the second photo to show the bird's beautiful blue eye.

25 comments:

  1. A beautiful bird...many thanks for sharing.

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  2. They are beauties!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. What a pretty color eye. Great sighting and a beautiful bird. I loved the photos.

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  4. Sounds like an interesting bird to have around...I'm looking up its sound. Love your close up on the second shot.

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  5. Interesting bird and awesome close-up!

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  6. Hi there - nice pictures. I suppose out honeyeaters are a bit like warblers elsewhere - a bit of a challenge until you get your eye in!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  7. a blue eyed bird. Don´t think I have seen any here. You have many great birds down there. :)

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  8. Lovely bird, really beautiful!

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  9. Nice shot.
    Looks very similar to the Yellow-faced HE, but I remember their call is quite different - very melodious, as you say.
    Thanks for the memory.
    Denis

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  10. Wow...blue eyes...a true beauty, Stewart!

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  11. Sorry Mick I got you confused with Stewart. Please forgive me.

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  12. what a beauty....love the soft touches of yellow and the pretty eye!!

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  13. Love to see that eye up close! great shot!

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  14. I am happy for finding this bird meme - I am a biologist and very interested in a nature of our earth.
    All of you have so good photos of different birds, it is a pure joy to see them as yours for instance :)

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  15. Extraordinary capture Mick. I hope your readers are clicking to enlarge this super detailed image! Fascinating!

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  16. Oh he is beautiful! Seems as if he sounds as beautiful as he looks!

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  17. Just look at that eye! He's a beauty for sure.

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  18. What a bird. Nothing like a splash of yellow to make yourself stand out.

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  19. That's a pretty little fellow. The New Holland Honeyeater has a lovely song too. It serenades me every morning.

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