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Lichmera indistincta indistincta
A medium-small pale gray-brown honeyeater with a distinctive yellow tuft behind its eye. It also has yellow to olive wing patches and tail panels. It is pale grey below, darker olive brown above and has a long curved black bill.
Flying around in not very dense scrub behind sand dunes at Cable Beach.
First reference of identification: The Michael Morcombe eGuide to Australian Birds, Mobile App. Second reference: http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/brow...