Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Wild Bird Wednesday: Bath Time

The Blue-faced Honeyeater is a large black, white and golden olive-green honeyeater with striking blue skin around the yellow to white eye. The crown, face and neck are black, with a narrow white band across the back of the neck. The upperparts and wings are a golden olive green, and the underparts are white, with a grey-black throat and upper breast. The blue facial skin is two-toned, with the lower half a brilliant cobalt blue. 
Juvenile birds are similar to the adults but the facial skin is yellow-green and the bib is a lighter grey. This honeyeater is noisy and gregarious, and is usually seen in pairs or small flocks. It is known as the Banana-bird in tropical areas, for its habit of feeding on banana fruit and flowers.








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11 comments:

Bas said...

wat een mooie vogels

diane b said...

Super shots of one of my favourite birds.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos Liz! Even the rain didn't interfere....

Marie C said...

Gorgeous birds! What amazing photos!

Mary Cromer said...

Liz, how marvelous each of these images is, just absolutely stunning!!!

Stewart M said...

What great shots of a great bird - these are in QLD I assume!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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Brian King said...

These are fantastic! Beautiful birds and I love the splashing water!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, awesome photos of your beautiful Honeyeater. The are beautiful birds, I love the color around the eyes. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy new week!

TexWisGirl said...

great shots of cool birds!

Graham Edwards said...

I don't ever recall seeing one when I've been on Australia.

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