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White-cheeked Honeyeater

Phylidonyris niger

On our Australia trip in May/June of 2019, I didn't really know what kind of honeyeater species we might see, but I WAS aware that there was a really big variety. We did run across several of them on the trip, but my favorite, and favorite photo, was White-cheeked Honeyeaters. Perhaps it was because I was able to see them out in the open on a sunny day! This was taken in Bongil Bongil National Park along the east coast of Australia. They were actively feeding on the blooms of Banksia trees (believe I have that right), the blooms (and nectar) of which seemed to be favorite feeding spots for many species.

We saw a bigger variety of Honeyeater species up in the tropical northeastern part of Australia, but most of those were seen at a stay at the "Rainforest Canopy Treehouses" near Tarzali, where it was definitely a rainforest! Gorgeous location, but rained much of the time, and most of my photos of them were pretty gloomy in comparison to the bright sunshine and blue skies of this photo.

White-cheeked Honeyeater - Phylidonyris niger

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