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Phylidonyris niger - White-cheeked Honeyeater Distinctive honeyeater with clear, large, white cheek patches. Underparts white with black streaking. Back, wings, and head black with yellow panels on tail and wings. Distinguished from similar New Holland Honeyeater by presence of one large white patch on side of face rather than two smaller ones.  Australia,Geotagged,Phylidonyris niger,Summer,White-cheeked honeyeater,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Phylidonyris niger - White-cheeked Honeyeater

Distinctive honeyeater with clear, large, white cheek patches. Underparts white with black streaking. Back, wings, and head black with yellow panels on tail and wings. Distinguished from similar New Holland Honeyeater by presence of one large white patch on side of face rather than two smaller ones.

    comments (8)

  1. At first look can be confused with New Holland Honeyeater Posted one month ago
  2. Fantastic! And, how astonishing that you spotted it off the coast of Africa ;). Posted one month ago
    1. That's right but now it has had a long covid free flight Posted one month ago
      1. Lol Posted one month ago
  3. Such a pretty bird! Posted one month ago
    1. I totally agree Posted one month ago
      1. Yup, second that :o) Posted one month ago
        1. Tanks Arp Posted one month ago

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The white-cheeked honeyeater inhabits the east coast and the south-west corner of Australia. It has a large white patch on its cheek, a brown eye, and a yellow panel on its wing.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Calbost Niel
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By Calbost Niel

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Uploaded Jul 28, 2021. Captured Jul 27, 2021 13:49 in Mabel Falls Walking Track, Woodford NSW 2778, Australia.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/5.6
  • 1/200s
  • ISO320
  • 500mm