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Bird Crested Honeyeater (Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera)


John McDouall Stuart
Aug 5, 2011
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Scientific name: Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera

Common Name: Crescent Honeyeater

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: Endemic to SE Australia and Tasmania.

Habitat: Coastal heath, wet sclerophyll to mountain forests, urban parks and gardens.

Field Notes: A honeyeater, long down-curved bill, red/brown eye. Male; dark grey above, yellow wing patches, white streak above the eye, dark crescent across each side of the chest with a white line beneath, pale brown grey/white under parts. Female; smaller than the male and olive brown above, olive brown crescent on each side of the chest, white to brown under parts, olive/yellow wing patches.

Burnie, Tasmania - 2006 - by J.K.M

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