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Bird Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha lanceolata)

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Scientific Name: Plectorhyncha lanceolata

Common Name: Striped Honeyeater

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: eastern Australia, mainly inland.

Habitat: forests and woodlands, often along rivers, as well as mangroves

Field Notes: medium-sized , grey-brown above, grey-white head and upper neck boldly striped black with whitish underparts with faint streaks on the belly and undertail. Feathers of the upper breast and throat are long and pointed, giving the head a shaggy appearance. Females have browner backs than males and more greyish underparts, while young birds are duller and less streaked overall. The bill and legs are blue-grey and the eye is dark.

Photo by Auscraft, 2012, Souuth Burnett.

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