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Black Honeyeater

(Sugomel [Certhionyx] niger)
Aboriginal name(s): "dwerdangokngonin" (WA)
Size: 10-12 cm
Weight: 9-12 g

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Black Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Black Honeyeater (photo courtesy of D. Johnston)
[Timmallallie NP, near Baradine, NSW, 1980ies]

Frontal view of a male Black Honeyeater (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Near Moree, NSW, summer 2009/2010]

Lateral view of a male Black Honeyeater (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Near Moree, NSW, summer 2009/2010]

FEMALE

Lateral view of a female Black Honeyeater feeding in a Callistemon tree (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Moree, NSW, November 2009]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Immature Black Honeyeater feeding in a River Cooba tree (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Whittaker's Lagoon, NSW, December 2013]

Immature Black Honeyeater feeding in a River Cooba tree (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Whittaker's Lagoon, NSW, December 2013]

Food, Diet

Black Honeyeaters feed exclusively on nectar. They have a preference for Eremophila plants ("Emu-bush").

Here one can see how the Black Honeyeater's curved bill fits neatly into the flowers to reach their nectar (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Near Moree, NSW, summer 2009/2010]

Frontal view of a male Black Honeyeater feeding in a White Cedar tree (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Near Moree, NSW, summer 2009/2010]

This Black Honeyeater is feeding on the nectar of an Acacia stenophylla [River Coobah] (photo courtesy of C. Hayne)
[Near Moree, NSW, November 2013]

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