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Pied Honeyeater

(Certhionyx variegatus)
Size: 15-18 cm
Weight: 23-34 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 Pied Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

MALE

Frontal/ventral view of a male Pied Honeyeater; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 17-18 June 2019
[Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary, near Cunnamulla, QLD, June 2019]

Frontal/ventral view of a male Pied Honeyeater; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 17-18 June 2019
[Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary, near Cunnamulla, QLD, June 2019]

Frontal/ventral view of a male Pied Honeyeater issuing its call; this is the bird whose calls were recorded on 17-18 June 2019
[Bowra Wildlife Sanctuary, near Cunnamulla, QLD, June 2019]

Near-lateral view of a male Pied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

Lateral view of a male Pied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
[Boolardy Station, Murchison, WA, August 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a male Pied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of A. Allnutt)
[Lake Cargelligo, NSW, January 2019]

Near-dorsal view of a male Pied Honeyeater; click on image to also see a male Crimson Chat
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

Dorsal view of a male Pied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Lake Bindegolly NP, near Thargomindah, QLD, June 2019]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Pied Honeyeater
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

Lateral view of a female Pied Honeyeater
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

Female Pied Honeyeater, different posture
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

Food, Diet

We have observed Pied Honeyeaters take not only nectar, but also fruit.

Lateral view of a Pied Honeyeater with a fruit
[Currawinya NP, QLD, September 2012]

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.

piedhon_jg_20160806.mp3 (Central WA) Contact call © JG
piedhon_20190618.m4a (SW QLD) Contact calls; long sequence © MD
piedhon_20190618_3.m4a (SW QLD) Contact calls; long sequence with other species © MD
piedhon_20190617.m4a (SW QLD) Territorial call © MD

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