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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

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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 Grey-fronted Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "graingeri"


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]

Race "planasi"


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

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 foraging for insects
[Gammon Ranges NP, SA, March 2008]

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]

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