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New Holland Honeyeater
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[Photo] Bird, New Holland Honeyeater, Phylidonyris novaehollandiae. Date 5 Nov 2005. Author Brett Donald (brett.donald)
The New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) is found throughout southern Australia. It is around eighteen centimetres long, is mainly black, with a white iris, white facial tufts and yellow margins on its wing and tail feathers. It is a very active bird and it rarely sits long enough to give an extended view. When danger approaches a New Holland Honeyeater, such as a bird of prey, a group of Honeyeaters will form together and give a warning call. Sexes are similar in looks with the exception that females are slightly smaller. Younger Honeyeaters are mostly brown and have a grey eye.
New Holland Honeyeaters mostly eat the nectar of a flower as well as fruit, insects and spiders. They sometimes feed alone but they usually gather in large groups.
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