Taken in the Belongil Estuary, Byron Bay
At first glance the White-cheeked Honeyeater appears similar to the New Holland Honeyeater, with which its range overlaps in south-eastern Queensland, eastern New South Wales and south-western Western Australia. Aside from appearing superficially similar, both species are active, noisy and pugnacious; both feed on nectar and fly erratically after flying insects; their calls are similar and they even both perform corroborees. Their facial markings are a key distinguishing difference: the White-cheeked Honeyeater was colloquially known as the ‘Moustached Honeyeater’, while the New Holland was called the ‘Bearded Honeyeater’!
Canon 7D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppabout 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture

  • Many thanks Larry!

    – byronbackyard

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...about 2 years ago


  • Many thanks Warren!

    – byronbackyard

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    A beautiful bird and a splendid capture Debs.

  • Many thanks Mark, another ‘accidental’ shot today!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 2 years ago

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 2 years ago

    1 August 2012 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandabout 2 years ago

    Super dof here.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Many thanks DG!

    – byronbackyard

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