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New Holland Honeyeater

(Phylidonyris novaehollandiae)
Alternate name(s): "Yellow-winged Honeyeater", "White-bearded Honey-eater", "Jewbird", "White-eyed Honeyeater"
Aboriginal name(s): "longirostris": "bandin*", "woorening"

Size: 17-19 cm
Weight: 20 g (average)

Similar species

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

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See New Holland Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "novaehollandiae"

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ADULT

Frontal view of a New Holland Honeyeater
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, June 2009]

New Holland Honeyeater with its head turned sideways
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, June 2009]

Near-frontal view of a New Holland Honeyeater checking out the intruder in its territory
[July 2009]

New Holland Honeyeater issuing a warning call
[July 2009]

Lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy C. Kellenberg)
[Gillards Beach, Mimosa Rocks National Park, NSW, February 2009]

Dorsal view of a New Holland Honeyeater
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, July 2013]

Dorsal view of a New Holland Honeyeater with its head turned
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, July 2013]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Close-up frontal portrait of a juvenile New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Doctors Flat Road, Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2014]

Close-up lateral portrait of a juvenile New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Doctors Flat Road, Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2014]

Race "longirostris"

ADULT

Frontal view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Frontal view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

New Holland Honeyeater feeding on the nectar of a Grevillea (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Balingup, WA, May 2016]

Lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Albany, WA, January 2015]

Race "canescens"

ADULT

Near-lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[St. Helens, TAS, March 2015]

Lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of D. Wilczynska)
[St. Helens, TAS, March 2015]

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

Race "campbelli"

ADULT

Lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Karatta, Kangaroo Island, SA, March 2016]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Dispersive Elementary unit: Solitary/pair

Food, Diet

Like many other honeyeaters, New Holland Honeyeaters do not exclusively feed on nectar, but take insects too.

Lateral view of a New Holland Honeyeater feeding on the nectar of a banksia flower
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, June 2009]

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.

newhhon_20150611_6.mp3 novaehollandiae
(E NSW)
Annoyed © MD
newhhon_20150611_5.mp3 novaehollandiae
(E NSW)
Begging calls? © MD
newhhon_20150611_2.mp3 novaehollandiae
(E NSW)
? (mob) © MD
newhhon_20150611_3.mp3 novaehollandiae
(E NSW)
? (mob) © MD

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