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Bird Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

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Scientific Name: Lichenostomus fasciogularis

Common Name: Mangrove Honeyeater

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: Confined to the coastal fringe and offshore islands of eastern Australia, from Townsville, Queensland, south to the northern coast of NSW, where it may be expanding its range. It is common in Queensland but rare in NSW.

Habitat: Mangrove woodlands and shrublands but Mangrove Honeyeaters also range into adjacent forests, woodlands and shrublands, including casuarina and paperbark swamp forests and associations dominated by eucalypts or banksias.

Field Notes: A medium-sized honeyeater . The upperparts are largely dull brownish olive, with a dull olive-green tail and a yellow-olive panel on the folded wing. They have a broad, blackish mask on the face, bordered below by a yellow streak.The underparts are mainly off-white with dark streaking, a brown breast-band and a distinctive scaly brown-and-yellow throat patch. Approx 20cm.

Photo by Auscraft, 2011 Brisbane.

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