Yellow-faced Honeyeater at Banyule Flats, Heidelberg, Vic.

Subject: Yellow-faced Honeyeater at Banyule Flats, Heidelberg, Vic.
From: brian fleming <>
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 08:53:20 +1100
On Tuesday morning a single honeyeater alighted on a dead wattle-tree near the west end of the Banyule Billabong. Not the White-plumed HE one would have expected - face clearly marked with black and yellow horizontal face-mask, and upper parts more brown than green. Definitely a Yellow-faced Honeyeater.

Presumably an autumn passage-migrant on its way north. I don't believe I have seen YFHE here more than once or twice at most in 35+ years birding. They used to come through Studley Park with White-naped HEs in autumn but haven't seen them there for similar period.

Anthea Fleming

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