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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

    Sex unknown

    Frontal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Monarto Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge, SA, April 2022]

    Near-frontal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Monarto Conservation Park, near Murray Bridge, SA, April 2022]

    Near-frontal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater looking downwards, with a clear view of its tawny crown
    (photo courtesy of J. Greaves)
    [Arpenteur NR, near Albany, WA, February 2018]

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

    Lateral view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater issuing its call
    [Wattamolla, Royal NP, NSW, June 2015]

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

    IMMATURE/JUVENILE

    Near-frontal view of an immature Tawny-crowned Honeyeater; this bird has lost much of the rufous fringe pattern on the back and the facial mask is dark, but the chin still shows some yellow (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Near-dorsal view of an immature Tawny-crowned Honeyeater; this bird has lost much of the rufous fringe pattern on the back and the facial mask is dark, but the chin still shows some yellow (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Dorsal view of an immature Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Lateral view of a juvenile Tawny-crowned Honeyeater looking at the observer (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Lateral view of a juvenile Tawny-crowned Honeyeater; note the brown facial mask, rather than black (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Near-dorsal view of a juvenile Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, now seen preening (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
    [Cape Bruny Lighthouse, Bruny Island, TAS, April 2021]

    Behaviour

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

    Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters have a strong preference for heath, but we have also found them along sparsely vegetated fringes on Hawkesbury Sandstone.

    Near-frontal view of a Tawny-crowned Honeyeater on a Hawkesbury Sandstone rock platform
    [Wattamolla, 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.m4a melanops
    (E NSW)
    Contact call? © MD
    twnchon_20150611_2.m4a melanops
    (E NSW)
    Contact call? © MD
    twnchon_20150611_3.m4a melanops
    (E NSW)
    Contact call? © MD

    More Tawny-crowned Honeyeater sound recordings are available at xeno-canto.org .

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