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Banded Honeyeater

(Certhionyx pectoralis)
Size: 11.5-13.5 cm
Weight: 8-13 g

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Banded Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

BREEDING

Near-frontal view of an adult Banded Honeyeater in breeding plumage - the gape is dark and both mantle and band are black (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, November 2007]

Near-frontal view of an adult Banded Honeyeater in breeding plumage with its tongue sticking out (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, November 2007]

Lateral view of an adult Banded Honeyeater in breeding plumage - both mantle and band are black
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, Adelaide River floodplain, NT, July 2014]

NON-BREEDING

Frontal view of a Banded Honeyeater in non-breeding plumage; note the yellow gape, but black breast band and cap
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin River Dam, NT, August 2013]

Banded Honeyeater in non-breeding plumage feeding on the nectar of a Grevillea; note the grey-brown mantle
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin River Dam, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of a Banded Honeyeater in plumage (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin River Dam, NT, August 2013]

Lateral view of a Banded Honeyeater in non-breeding plumage hopping from branch to branch
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, NT, August 2013]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Banded Honeyeater - note the brown mantle and dark-brown band
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, Adelaide River floodplain, NT, July 2014]

Frontal view of a very young Banded Honeyeater - note the brown mantle and light-brown band
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, Adelaide River floodplain, NT, July 2014]

Lateral view of a very young Banded Honeyeater - note the brown mantle and light-brown band
(photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Marrakai track, Adelaide River floodplain, NT, July 2014]

Food, Diet

Banded Honeyeater in non-breeding plumage feeding on the nectar of a Grevillea (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Darwin River Dam, NT, August 2013]

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