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Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

(Glyciphila melanops)
Alternate name(s): "Fulvous-fronted Honey-eater", "Rufous-fronted Honeyeater"
Aboriginal name(s): "melanops": "boolet", "wyrodjodong" (WA)

Size: 16-17 cm
Weight: 16-22 g
Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Tawny-crowned Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "melanops"

ADULT

Distant frontal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, July 2013]

Near-frontal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Royal NP, NSW, June 2013]

Lateral view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Royal NP, NSW, June 2013]

Dorsal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Royal NP, NSW, June 2013]

Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters in heathland in Munmorah SCA
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, July 2013]

Lateral view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater issuing its call; this is one of two birds whose calls were recorded on 11 June 2015
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

Dorsal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater hiding
[Munmorah SCA, NSW, July 2013]

Behaviour

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

Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters are often found in heath, but we have also found them along sparsely vegetated fringes on Hawkesbury Sandstone.

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater on a Hawkesbury Sandstone rock platform
[Wottamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

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.

twnchon_20150611.mp3 melanops
(E NSW)
Contact call? © MD
twnchon_20150611_2.mp3 melanops
(E NSW)
Contact call? © MD
twnchon_20150611_3.mp3 melanops
(E NSW)
? © MD

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