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Grey-fronted Honeyeater

(Lichenostomus plumulus)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-fronted Honeyeater"
Aboriginal name(s): Race "plumulus": "bildjart" (SW WA)

Size: 15-17 cm
Weight: 13-21 g

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Grey-fronted Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "graingeri"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Near-frontal view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater, showing the streaking of its underparts
[Gammon Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Lateral view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater, displaying conspicuously its black-edged yellow plume; this plume is wider than that of Yellow-plumed Honeyeaters
[Gammon Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Dorsal view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater
[Gammon Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-lateral view of a juvenile Grey-fronted Honeyeater in mellow light (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Murray River, SA, September 2018]

Lateral view of a juvenile Grey-fronted Honeyeater basking in sunlight (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Murray River, SA, September 2018]

Race "planasi"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater; note the greyish colours of this individual (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater issuing its call (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Nackeroo Lookout Road, Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Lateral view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Nackeroo Lookout Road, Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Lateral view of a Grey-fronted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Adel's Grove, Lawn Hill QLD, July 2016]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Lateral view of a juvenile Grey-fronted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Food, Diet

Adults: Nectar, insects Dependents: Insects Water intake: Daily

Like many other honeyeaters, Grey-fronted Honeyeaters do not exclusively feed on nectar, but take insects too.

Grey-fronted Honeyeater taking nectar (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Grey-fronted Honeyeater taking nectar (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Keep River NP, NT, November 2018]

Grey-fronted Honeyeater with a lerp (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Nackeroo Lookout Road, Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Juvenile Grey-fronted Honeyeater with its prey, a beetle (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Grey-fronted Honeyeaters foraging for insects (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Nackeroo Lookout Road, Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Grey-fronted Honeyeater foraging for insects
[Gammon Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

Grey-fronted Honeyeater foraging for insects (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Adel's Grove, Lawn Hill QLD, July 2016]

Grey-fronted Honeyeater approaching a roadside puddle for a drink and a bath; in the foreground a Rufous-throated Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Road to Giwining/Flora River NP, NT, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of two Grey-fronted Honeyeaters drinking water from a puddle; the front is artificially white because of overexposure of the digitized slide (photo courtesy of D. Johnston)
[Timmallallie NP, near Baradine, NSW, 1980ies]

Grey-fronted Honeyeaters drinking water from a bucket (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Cape Crawford to Mataranka Road, NT, July 2010]

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