The Blue-faced Honeyeater is a large noise honeyeater and one of my favourites, its a sociable and bold bird and striking in looks. They are around 25-30 cm and make a loud metallic sound described in my bird book as ‘keet’ or ‘kwok’. They build nests similar to the Noisy Miner’s (see previous post), but put them in dense clumps of leaves and palm fronds .. which explains why I always see them in the palms at my daughters place. They are also recyclers and will use the nests of friarbirds, miners, Grey-crowned Babbler’s and Apostlebird nests.
Captured at Mullaway, NSW north coast.