Striped Honeyeater

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alcatraz
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Striped Honeyeater

I have only seen a Striped Honeyeater once before at Eagleby Wetlands and it was high in a tree. This one was far more accommodating and stayed in the low branches as well as landing on the ground to look for insects. In the ground pic he has a spider or ant in his beak. 

HelloBirdy
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Good job. I too have only seen them twice and up high in trees

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

alcatraz
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HelloBirdy wrote:

Good job. I too have only seen them twice and up high in trees

Thanks Ryu. My bird book has them listed as uncommon although they are found across Australia. Nice to get one with more than just a good view from the underside. Cheers

WhistlingDuck

Very nice shots alcatraz - love #2 .

I have also only seen them twice, around Central Coast NSW which i see is southern limit of their range on the east coast. 

Bird book describes them as "rather furtive" !

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WhistlingDuck wrote:

Very nice shots alcatraz - love #2 .

I have also only seen them twice, around Central Coast NSW which i see is southern limit of their range on the east coast. 

Bird book describes them as "rather furtive" !

Thanks WD. I think this one is the extrovert of his family. Having said that, since I go to Eagleby Wetlands most days, I have not spotted him/her in the past two weeks.

Cheers.

sue818
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Nice catch of a beautiful bird. I have only seen them once and that was in Mildura.

Sue

Devster
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Great photos alcatraz. They are fairly common up in Brisbane but more often heard than seen. No. 2 is my fav.

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