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Macleay's Honeyeater

(Xanthotis macleayanus)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-streaked Honey-eater", "Mottle-plumaged Honeyeaters", "Buff-striped Honeyeater"
Size: 19-21 cm
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Macleay's Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Near-frontal view of a Macleay's Honeyeater; note that the bird's whole face is covered with pollen (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Lateral view of a Macleay's Honeyeater with its head turned away, exposing the characteristic streaked nape of its neck (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Food, Diet

Macleay's Honeyeater taking nectar from flowers; again, one can see how the bird's head is covered with pollen (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Macleay's Honeyeater taking nectar from a grevillea (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

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