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A bird about 155mm. A dark grey bird with bold yellow panels in the outer wings and tail. Eyes were white and above either eye was a streak of white. There was a small tuft of white feathers below each eye and a larger tuft on either side of the neck. The throat and chest have streaky black and white feathers and the abdomen was white. The bill was black and slightly curved.
This bird is said to have a strong affinity for Banksias (pics #3 & 4) and grevilleas. They are found in woodland beside creeks and gullies. Also in wetter coastal shrubs and heath.
A very active bird that flitted from one place to another. It stayed still only when feeding on the nectar from the banksia flowers. It had a beautiful short sharp call. The female birds re said to be browner and have duller colours.