white-cheeked honeyeater

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There are lots of honeyeaters where I live on the far north coast of New South Wales and this one is a White -cheeked Honeyeater (eastern form), they are about 15-20cm and like heath and undergrowth in forests and woodlands and love the banksias which are common in this area. They nest in untidy cups of grass and twigs in the forks of low bushes and lay 2-3 spotted and blotched pinkish eggs.

6 thoughts on “white-cheeked honeyeater

    alisonsye said:
    January 26, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    That’s a great picture – looks like a painting

      margosnotebook responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

      i think it was quite early in the morning and the light was very favourable, thanks for your visit

    Felicity Somerset said:
    January 26, 2013 at 10:21 am

    Beaautiful!

      margosnotebook responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 8:07 am

      tx! i liked how the banksia leaves came out so crisply 😀

    Mike Powell said:
    January 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

    Beautiful shot of a gorgeous bird.

      margosnotebook responded:
      January 29, 2013 at 8:06 am

      tx.. your photos are so beautiful i am often embarrassed to put up my little ‘tries’! love your blog and thanks for visiting mine

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