eastern blue-faced honeyeater

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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.

11 thoughts on “eastern blue-faced honeyeater

    The Jagged Man said:
    February 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Very beautiful bird! Love the blended colors and serious beak on this fellow. Great capture!

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Thanks, these birds with the coloured skin are intriguing.

    Vicki said:
    February 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    striking photo.. I like the blue coloring..

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

      yes .. the blue is skin which indicates its an adult, if younger it would be green

    guttermutt said:
    February 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    What an absolutely gorgeous bird!!!

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 25, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      yes and that blue is actually skin!

    v4vikey said:
    February 23, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    great photography……

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 25, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      my camera is the real photographer im just the transport! ‘D

    kiwiskan said:
    February 23, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Great focus

      margosnotebook responded:
      February 23, 2013 at 7:00 pm

      Tx.. i’m not actually sure how I managed to get the foreground ‘blur’ and the bird sharper.. an amateurs luck!

        kiwiskan said:
        February 24, 2013 at 4:38 am

        Hmmm – not sure about the ‘luck’ 🙂

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