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Crescent honeyeater

Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus

Description:

A passerine bird, of the honeyeater family Meliphagidae, native to south-eastern Australia. Named for the distinctive crescent marking around their necks.

Habitat:

Dry schlerophyll bushland. This male was feeding off of Banksia serrata blossoms. These birds are very frenetic, and difficult to photograph without disturbing.

Notes:

A member of the genus Phylidonyris, it is most closely related to the common New Holland Honeyeater (P. novaehollandiae) and the White-cheeked Honeyeater (P. niger). Two subspecies are recognised, with P. p. halmaturinus restricted in range to Kangaroo Island and the Mount Lofty Ranges in South Australia.

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Tasmania, Australia

Lat: -42.60, Long: 147.25

Spotted on Apr 4, 2013
Submitted on Aug 31, 2013

Spotted for Mission

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