Sunday, February 26, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday: Blue-faced Honeyeater

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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9 comments:

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful bird and very professional photography ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Saturday ~ ^_^

Mary Cromer said...

These are glorious images of the Honeyeater!!!

DUTA said...

Very interesting looking bird! Its profile is great , but I like its face looking straight into that of the viewer.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, what a beautiful bird. I love the blue face skin. Wonderful photos.

Helen said...

Wonderful captures. I love seeing them in my garden. I am sharing this post to a blog friend in Oregon who was asking about them.

Brian King said...

What a gorgeous bird! Wow!

Felicia said...

he's a handsome fellow

National Park Odyssey said...

It's always a pleasure to see Blue-faced Honeyeaters. I'm glad you posted several photos. I struggle to pick just one photo of a subject and probably keep way too many.

Pat Tillett said...

The birds in your country are amazing! This one is no exception. It's gorgeous!

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