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New Holland Honeyeater

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Common name
New Holland Honeyeater
Scientific name
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae
Size – beak to tail
17 – 18 cm
Wing span
Birds of the Bluff
Page 36
Where to find
Heaths, coastal banksia woodlands and urban areas.
Description

The yellow flash on the wings of the New Holland Honeyeater is easily seen. The head is mainly black, with a small white cheek-patch and a white eyebrow. The body is black and white except for a bright yellow patch on the wing and in the tail margins.  They have a white stripe through the eye.

The New Holland Honeyeater is a chirpy little bird which is very friendly and active. They busily dart from flower to flower in search of nectar. At times, groups of 6 or more birds gather for a “corroboree” of singing and chasing.  They feed on nectar, insects and honeydew.

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