Re: Mystery bird

Subject: Re: Mystery bird
From: Lloyd Nielsen <>
Date: Wed, 04 May 2005 21:37:21 +1000
Definitely a Banded Honeyeater but juvenile rather than immature. They often breed in the dry country of NE Qld. Immatures are more like adults with brown on the back and wings. Hanzab has it spot on. None of the field guides depict the juvenile really well. It looks as if they have all copied each other.

Lloyd Nielsen
Mt Molloy  Nth Qld

I had a look at this photo on ABID yesterday and agree with John Leonard on imm Banded Honeyeater (though it could be a juvenile can never remember the order). The picture in Pizzey and Knight is very similar.

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