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Photo © by Neil
Sydney, Australia June 2004
Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Identification

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.

Similar Species

White-cheeked Honeyeater see image by Peter Day for comparison.

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Distribution

Juvenile
Photo © by Peter Day
Private property nr Normanville South Australia, 23 September 2016

Australia: found in south east Queensland to Victoria, South Australia. South West Western Australia'

Taxonomy

Subspecies

There are 5 subspecies[1]:

  • P. n. novaehollandiae:
  • P. n. caudatus:
  • King Island and Flinders Islands (Bass Strait)
  • P. n. canescens:
    Tasmania
    P. n. campbelli:
  • Kangaroo Island (South Australia)
  • P. n. longirostris:

Habitat

Low scrub, swamps, heath, woodlands particularly where banksias are common.

Behaviour

Diet

They eat mainly nectar but also fruit, insects and spiders.

Breeding

The 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.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/

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External Links

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