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Yellow-tinted Honeyeater

(Ptilotula flavescens)
Alternate name(s): "Pale-yellow Honeyeater", "Yellowish Honeyeater"
Size: 14-16 cm
Weight: 11.5-17 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 Yellow-tinted Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

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Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "flavescens"

ADULT

Sex unknown

Frontal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater; note the greyish colours of this individual (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Frontal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater issuing its call (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Near-frontal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Katherine, NT, July 2020]

Lateral view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Humbles Creek, Buntine Highway, NT, July 2018]

Close-up lateral view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[East Point Reserve, Darwin, NT, April 2020]

Lateral view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[East Point Reserve, Darwin, NT, April 2020]

Lateral view onto the upperparts of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Adel's Grove, Lawn Hill QLD, July 2016]

Near-dorsal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Katherine, NT, July 2020]

Dorsal view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[East Point Reserve, Darwin, NT, April 2020]

Near-lateral view of a Yellow-tinted Honeyeater hovering in flight, with its wire brush tongue sticking out
(photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mathison Rest Stop, Victoria Highway, NT, September 2020]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Frontal view of an immature Yellow-tinted Honeyeater - note the yellow gape (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Katherine, NT, July 2020]

Frontal view of an juvenile Yellow-tinted Honeyeater - note the almost all-yellow bill (photo courtesy of M. Eaton)
[Timber Creek, NT, July 2020]

Frontal view of a juvenile Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Humbles Creek, Buntine Highway, NT, July 2018]

Lateral view of a juvenile Yellow-tinted Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Breeding information

Breeding season: Jul - Mar Eggs: 1 - 2 Incubation period: 10 - 12 days Fledging age: ca. 14 days

Nest

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

Type: Suspended basket Material: Grass stems, bark strips, webs Height above ground: 2 - 4 m

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater nest under construction (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Timber Creek Airport, NT, September 2020]

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater seen building the nest shown above (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Timber Creek Airport, NT, September 2020]

Eggs

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

Size: ? Colour: Pale reddish brown, with mid to dark-brown speckles Shape: Tapered oval

Food, Diet

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater feeding on nectar (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Humbles Creek, Buntine Highway, NT, July 2018]

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater foraging for insects (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Camooweal Caves, QLD, September 2019]

Juvenile Yellow-tinted Honeyeater with its prey, a beetle (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Victoria River, Judburra (Gregory) NP, near Timber Creek, NT, November 2018]

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater that has found something edible (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[East Point Reserve, Darwin, NT, October 2020]

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater having a drink of water (photo courtesy of M. Mearns)
[Camooweal Caves, QLD, September 2019]

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater approaching a roadside puddle for a drink and a bath; in the foreground a Rufous-throated Honeyeater (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Road to Giwining/Flora River NP, NT, November 2018]

Yellow-tinted Honeyeater drinking while hovering in flight (photo courtesy of P. Brown)
[Mathison Rest Stop, Victoria Highway, NT, September 2020]

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