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Brown Honeyeater

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:

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armadeus.4 6 years ago

@ tomato.glasgow - Thank you. the diet of this bird consists of nectar and insects. The shape of the beak is designed to fit into particular flowering plants and - I just learned this - it has a highly developed brush-tipped tongue adapted for nectar feeding!
@ Leuba - Thank you! I never noticed the plant until you just pointed it out :D

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

The plant the bird's on is interesting too. Nice spotting.

tomato.glasgow 6 years ago

What an interesting beak and beautiful too!

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Western Australia, Australia

Spotted on Sep 7, 2014
Submitted on Feb 28, 2015

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