Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Sweet times with honeyeaters

Killed bit of time early today while waiting for birding party (so much more peaceful than boarding party). So, flashed away at a few honeyeaters in the carpark callistemons. White-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus unicolor) heads the list, with gape, as usual, more yellow than white.

Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus) busy as ever, and, as ever, challenging every effort to get the plumage colours right. Pictures seldom match the myriad tones of yellow.

White-throated Honeyeater (Melithreptus albogularis) in brief appearance. Species spends more time in suburbia than ever in the Tyto precinct proper.

Ever-present, Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta). Rare moment of quiet. This bird held over from an earlier outing.

And another tossed in from earlier shoot: Macleay's Honeyeater (Xanthotis macleayanus) chasing meatier morsels. 

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