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Puff-backed Honeyeater
This is a difficult identification, but the consensus favors Puff-backed Honeyeater over the almost identical Mimic Honeyeater (Microptilotis analogus). If we have this right, it should be the race "sharpei" found in West Papua which has a more elongated ear-patch and brighter greenish-olive back than nominate. Sometimes called Large-tufted Honeyeater, Large-tufted Meliphaga, or Puff-backed Meliphaga. Corrections always welcome.
Location
Sawatuk, Sorong Regency, West Papua, Indonesia.
Date taken
21 November 2023.
Scientific name
Meliphaga aruensis
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Category
Asia, Australia & Pacific Islands
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jmorlan
Date added
View count
130
Comment count
3

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Device
Canon Canon PowerShot SX70 HS
Aperture
ƒ/6.5
Focal length
247.0 mm
Exposure time
1/400 second(s)
ISO
400
Filename
Puff-backedHoneyeaterIMG_7429.jpg
File size
351.8 KB
Date taken
Tue, 21 November 2023 8:14 AM
Dimensions
1024px x 961px

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