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Crescent honeyeater

Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus


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


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


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

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

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