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New Holland Honeyeater
Black and white, large yellow wing patch, yellow sides on the tail, small white ear patch, a thin white whisker at the base of the bill and a white eye. Sexes are similar, females slightly smaller. Young birds are browner and have a grey eye.
Low scrub, swamps, heath, woodlands particularly where banksias are common.
Diet includes mainly nectar but also fruit, insects and spiders.
Its cup-shaped nest is made of bark and grasses, bound together with spider web, lined with soft material and is placed in a bush or tree. Both sexes feed the chicks. A pair of adults may raise two or three broods in a year.
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