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Blue-faced Honeyeater

Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis

Description:

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]"

Habitat:

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.

Notes:

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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4 Comments

armadeus.4
armadeus.4 a year ago

Glad you're enjoying the reading Single D!

armadeus.4
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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