Black-chinned Honeyeater, Cairns region, FNQ

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Subject: Black-chinned Honeyeater, Cairns region, FNQ
From: martin cachard <>
Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2020 00:29:27 +0000

For those who may find this of interest…

In the past 2 to 4 weeks there’s been very good numbers of Black-chinned (Golden-backed) Honeyeaters in both the Mt Molloy and Wondecla districts just inland from Cairns, FNQ.

They are very golden-backed, however their naked skin above the eyes is a bright blue-green colour rather than blue for Black-chinned ‘gularis’, or yellowish-green for Golden-backed ‘laetior’ races. All the birds I’ve seen have been adults, so it seems pretty safe to say that these birds would be ‘half-castes’ and showing traits of both sub-species. They are very striking looking birds indeed!!

So keep your ears open for their ringing call notes if you want to see them…


Cheers for now,



Martin Cachard



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