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Brown-backed Honeyeater

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Photo by jimmcleanTownsville, Queensland, Australia, November 2008
Photo by jimmclean
Townsville, Queensland, Australia, November 2008
Ramsayornis modestus


[edit] Identification


  • Brown
  • Pale breast with light brown scalloped markings
  • Pinkish-red eyes and bill
  • Dark legs and feet

[edit] Distribution

South-east Asia and Australasia: found in mangroves of southern New Guinea, north-eastern Queensland and adjacent islands.

[edit] Taxonomy

This is a monotypic species[1].

[edit] Habitat

Rainforest and mangroves.

[edit] Behaviour

[edit] Breeding

It nests in trees, building its nest from bark. The 2 eggs are incubated for 15 days.

[edit] Diet

The diet includes insects.

[edit] References

  1. Clements, JF. 2009. The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World. 6th ed., with updates to December 2009. Ithaca: Cornell Univ. Press. ISBN 978-0801445019.
  2. Discover Nature at JCU
  3. Wikipeadia

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