Powder-Faced Honeyeater?

Subject: Powder-Faced Honeyeater?
From: Eric Jeffrey <>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2011 09:47:24 -0400 (EDT)
I was watching a program last night about people buying a home in Noosa, QLD.  
At one of the houses they looked at, there was a birdfeeder with some fairly 
large honeyeaters that I could not ID on a quick look (it has been 17 years 
since I last studied for a trip to Oz).  The real estate agent referred to them 
as powder-faced honeyeaters.  I was impressed as always with Australians' 
general knowledge of nature, but could not recall such a bird or find it in a 
list of honeyeaters.

I assume it is a local name, and the only impression I recall is some blue on 
the face, but it seemed more powdery than I would expect from a blue-faced 
honeyeater.  Can anyone enlighten me as to what these birds would have been.

Thanks all.

Eric Jeffrey
Falls Church, VA

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