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Blue-faced Honeyeater

Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis


First time I have seen this Honeyeater in the Kimberley!!!!! According to Wikipedia, this subspecies "has white on the wings and a discontinuous stripe on the nape. The wing-patch is pure white in the western part of its range, and is more cream towards the east.[22] It has a longer bill and shorter tail than the nominate race. [They are a black, white and golden olive-green honeyeater with striking blue skin around the yellow to white eye. The crown, face and neck are black, with a narrow white band across the back of the neck. The upperparts and wings are a golden olive green, and the underparts are white, with a grey-black throat and upper breast. The blue facial skin is two-toned, with the lower half a brilliant cobalt blue - Birdlife Australia] The blue-faced honeyeater also decreases in size with decreasing latitude, consistent with Bergmann's rule.[23] Molecular work supports the current classification of this subspecies as distinct from the nominate subspecies cyanotis.[13]"


This lone bird flew towards the river and stopped off in this Gum Tree (Eucalyptus sp.). This part of the river is closer to the top of Adcock Gorge.


These photos were taken on Ngarinyin Country in the Kimberley, Western Australia. In Ngarinyin language, this bird is known as Meme nyindi - p140, Birds by the Ungarinyin (Ngarinyin), Worrorra and Wunambal Gaambera People of Mowanjum Community.

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armadeus.4 a year ago

Glad you're enjoying the reading Single D!

armadeus.4 a year ago

Thank you Mark! Took long enough ha ha

Single D
Single D a year ago

Learning from your notes!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway a year ago

Great find. !

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King Leopold Ranges, Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on May 31, 2020
Submitted on Jul 6, 2020

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