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Yellow-spotted Honeyeater

(Meliphaga notata)
Alternate name(s): "Lesser Lewin Honeyeater"
Size: 17-18 cm

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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 Yellow-spotted Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "notata"

ADULT

Lateral view of a Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, June 2013]

Dorsal view of a Yellow-spotted Honeyeater with its head turned; note the yellowish gape, a feature which distinguishes this species from Lewin's Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Rocky Creek, Cairns, QLD, June 2013]

Race "mixta"

ADULT

Lateral view of a Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lake Morris, QLD, July 2013]

Breeding information

Breeding season: Aug - Feb Eggs: 2 - 3 Incubation period: 15 - 16 days Fledging age: ca. 15 days

Nest building: ? Incubation: Female Dependent care: Female & male

Nest

"bungobittah", "malunna" = nest [Aboriginal]

Type: Hanging basket Material: Palm fibres, bark fibres, webs Height above ground: 2 - 4 m

Yellow-spotted Honeyeater at its nest that is affixed to a washing line (photo courtesy of K. McDonough)
[Forrest Beach, QLD, December 2016]

Closer look at the Yellow-spotted Honeyeater at its nest (photo courtesy of K. McDonough)
[Forrest Beach, QLD, December 2016]

Eggs

"boyanga", "booyanga", "derinya", "dirandil", "koomura", "ngampu", "nooluk", "pateena" = Egg; "dirundirri" = eggs [Aboriginal]; "gawu" = eggs [gamilaraay]

Size: 23 x 16 mm Colour: Creamy, with light- to dark-brown speckles Shape: Tapered oval

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a Yellow-spotted Honeyeater taking nectar (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Lake Morris, QLD, July 2013]

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