Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tucking into honeyeater points

Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (Meliphaga notata) at Jourama Falls (25km south of Ingham) last week. Strong yellow gape streak pointing to mid-earmark is diagnostic in distinguishing from slightly smaller Graceful HE (weaker, paler streak points to bottom of earmark). Both species can give similar 'tuck' calls.
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2 comments:

Snail said...

So that's how you tell them apart. Next time I'm on the coast, I'll have to try this out.

Tyto Tony said...

And pray the birds come close!

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