Sunday, July 22, 2012

Blue-faced Honeyeater

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Blue-faced Honeyeaters are common yard birds around my place.  I hesitated about posting such a "common" bird but then decided it might look more exotic for visitors from other parts of the world! The patch of blue skin around the eye makes them look great when photographed against the blue sky.  However, this is a case of the looks not matching the nature of the bird!  They are noisy and aggressive.  They sit on the roof above my head and scold me.  They chase my cat and have her running for cover whenever they are around.  They don't like the dog because she jumps to catch them if they are down low enough - she hasn't managed it yet but they obviously think she might!  This bird is an adult - young birds have a greenish- yellow patch. 




17 comments:

  1. Incredibly beautiful bird viewing.
    Can see that your link does not work in Anni.
    Wishing you a good Sunday :)
    Hanne Bente

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  2. I love the blue-faced honeyeaters. They are beautiful and not boring at all, sometimes the most common birds are the most interesting. they are great photos.

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  3. Gorgeous bird. I've only seen them at zoos, so for me it's far from common.

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  4. So, so pretty!!! That blue eye mask is wonderfully contrasting to its beauty.

    Your link is now showing up on the Bird D'Pot meme.

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  5. They look exotic to me, having never seen one before. Nice shots, too!
    Rubbish by Roan

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  6. What a neat-looking bird! Love the blue eyebrow!

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  7. very gorgeous and very exotic to me.

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  8. Wow, they're dramatic as anything!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. you were right to post it. I never seen it before and it really has a nice eyebrow. Last week I posted a VERY common bird. The Jackdaw and was quite surprised of how many never even seen one. That is why this is so fun. We should not dismiss our common birds. :)

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  10. I don't care if they are common and aggresive in Australia, to me would be very exotic, colourful and exciting to have around a Uk garden. Great pics Mick.

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  11. Even down my way on the Mornington Peninsula, I don't see blue-faced honeyeaters! Just round the eyes, they remind me of the blue wren and then the rest of the body reminds me of the wattle bird! Beautiful photos!

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  12. That is one beautiful bird! Nice shots. I love the Honeybird species....they are so different and unique looking.....they're similiar to our Flycatchers here. Diverse group of different looking birds. Thanks for sharing...a new bird to learn about:)

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  13. Great photos! So many details!

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  14. superb captures by your camera!

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  15. What a beautiful bird, amazing flash of blue on its head.

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  16. I love Blue-faced Honeyeaters. Their facial colours are so pretty.

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