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Varied Honeyeater

(Gavicalis versicolor)
Size: 18-21 cm
Weight: 32-36 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 Varied Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

ADULT

Sex unknown

Close-up near-frontal view of a Varied Honeyeater taking what looks like spider eggs
(photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, September 2020]

Near-frontal view of a Varied Honeyeater looking sideways (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Close-up near-lateral view of a Varied Honeyeater foraging in tree bark (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, September 2020]

Near-lateral view of a Varied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Near-lateral view of a Varied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Cairns, QLD, December 2018]

Close-up lateral portrait of a Varied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, October 2022]

Dorsal view of a Varied Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Cairns, QLD, July 2013]

Food, Diet

Varied Honeyeater taking nectar (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Cairns, QLD, December 2018]

Close-up near-lateral view of a Varied Honeyeater taking what looks like spider eggs
(photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, September 2020]

Lateral view of a Varied Honeyeater approaching a waterhole (photo courtesy of J. Boettcher, FNQ Nature Tours)
[Esplanade, Cairns, QLD, August 2020]

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