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Dusky Honeyeater

(Myzomela obscura)
Size: 12-15 cm
Weight: 10-15 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Dusky Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "obscura"

ADULT

Near-frontal view of a Dusky Honeyeater taking nectar (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Near-lateral view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Dusky Honeyeater with its tongue sticking out (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Dusky Honeyeater on the point of departure (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Dorsal view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Holmes Jungle Nature Park, Darwin, NT, February 2018]

Ventral view of a Dusky Honeyeater taking nectar from a flower (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Dusky Honeyeater acrobatics - "the things you do for a bit of nectar"... (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Dusky Honeyeater; note the pale gape
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, June 2018]

Near-frontal view of a juvenile Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, June 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, June 2018]

Race "harterti"

ADULT

Frontal view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Town of 1770, QLD, September 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Town of 1770, QLD, September 2017]

Near-frontal view of a Dusky Honeyeater
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

Lateral view of a Dusky Honeyeater, face full of pollen (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Near-dorsal view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Town of 1770, QLD, September 2017]

Close-up ventral view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Town of 1770, QLD, September 2017]

Close-up ventral view of a Dusky Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cairns, QLD, July 2018]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Dusky Honeyeater feeding on nectar; the remnant yellowish gape and the tapered length of the tail feathers may indicate that this is a juvenile bird (photo courtesy of R. Russell)
[Mount Molloy, QLD, Marh 2011]

Dusky Honeyeater showing its sticky tongue; the yellowish gape may indicate that this is a juvenile bird
[Byfield NP, QLD, July 2009]

Food, Diet

Dusky Honeyeater feeding on the nectar of a flower (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Near-lateral view of a Dusky Honeyeater taking nectar from a flower (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, May 2018]

Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Dusky Honeyeater taking prey from a spider's web
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Darwin, NT, June 2018]

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