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Dusky Honeyeater

Myzomela obscura


Small brown honeyeater around 12-15cm long.


Feeding on grevillea in our backyard. According to Wikipedia these birds are common along the east coast of Australia; however, they are "rare" south of Rockhampton.

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ShannaB 6 years ago

They're not commonly seen here either - I posted this one on a Sunshine Coast birdwatchers' page and they were all like 'whoa, is that a Dusky Honeyeater?' Michael Morcombe Field Guide says they are 'rare' south of Rockhampton but apparently the boundaries are being reconsidered.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 6 years ago

I've not seen one of these. So many species we don't seem to see in suburban Brisbane.

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Maroochydore, Queensland, Australia

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