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Bird Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)


Henry Arthur Readford
May 23, 2011
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Common Name: Lewin's Honeyeater

Scientific Name: Meliphaga lewinii

Family: Meliphagidae

Order: Passeriformes

Other Names: NA.

Distribution: prefers the wetter parts of eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to central Victoria.

Habitat: Found in both rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest, and often wanders into more open woodland.

Field Notes: small to medium in size. It is dark greenish grey in colour, with a creamy yellow gape. It has large, yellowish crescent-shaped ear patches. In flight, the pale yellow edges of the flight feathers can be seen. The bill is black and the eye is blue-grey.Size 20 - 22 cm.

Photo by Auscraft 2011, Kinbombi,QLD.

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