Posts Tagged ‘blue-faced honeyeaters’

I was out and about yesterday and managed to shoot pics of birds in the somewhat rural environment.

I have blogged before about the blue faced honeyeaters that frequent the palm trees in my backyard here.  These are pics of the ones I saw yesterday.



Here is a photo of an unidentified bird. I’ve never seen this species  before but I suspect it is a female bird  due to its light brown colour . It looks at ease and probably socializing with the blue-faced honeyeaters.




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A blogger friend sorta asked me to upload more bird pics . (She might not be a big fan of rainbow lorikeets).  I have photographed about 20 species of birds this past month, just that I need to read up on them before I do , not that it will translate into any quality writing,  but just don’t wanna seem totally clueless.

Anyway, here is a link on the blue-faced honeyeaters (Entomyzon cyanotis).

A handful of them frequent my garden regularly and like  to hang around the palm trees and suck the saps or whatever it is they are after from the trees. The palm trees are also quite popular with nocturnal creatures as well namely possums and flying foxes. I might upload pics of them later on.


I have no idea what type of palm tree this is but it is kinda fan-like. ( Enlighten me if you know.)

The blue-faced honeyeaters also like to suck nectar from these flowers in my yard. I think they are  grevillia genus flowers/plants.



Adult birds have blue patches around the eyes ( sorta of like blue eye shadow), while the immature birds have olive green patches. Here are some pics of them.



The juvenile was a bit temperamental when I was photographing it one morning and pretended to pounce on my camera a couple of times. I think it might have thought I was invading its privacy. When the adult arrived back at the palm tree , it would chase the juvenile off the tree and the juvenile will fly off to a higher tree or perch.

Here is a juvenile on the roof after being chased off by an adult bird.


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