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Crescent Honeyeater

(Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus)
Alternate name(s): "Tasmanian Honey-eater", "Horseshoe Honey-eater", "Egypt Honey-eater", "Chick-chock", "Chinawing"
Size: 15-16 cm
Weight: 16 g (average)
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Crescent Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "pyrrhopterus"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Frontal view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Near-frontal view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near North Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, January 2014]

Lateral view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near North Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, January 2014]

FEMALE

Near-lateral view of a female Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, September 2014]

Lateral view of a female Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Near Katoomba, Blue Mountains, NSW, September 2014]

Lateral view of a female Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near North Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, January 2014]

Near-dorsal view of a female Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Bruny Island, TAS, March 2016]

Race "halmaturinus"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Frontal view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Lateral view of a male Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Lateral view of a male Crescent Honeyeater, now with its tongue sticking out (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Male Crescent Honeyeater preening (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Male Crescent Honeyeater issuing its call (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

FEMALE

Near-frontal view of a female Crescent Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Western River Conservation Park, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Call(s)/Song

For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

creshon_jg_20160325_2.mp3 halmaturinus
(Kangaroo Island)
Contact calls? © JG
creshon_jg_20160325.mp3 halmaturinus
(Kangaroo Island)
Various © JG

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