Cawling David Geering or ........

To: 'John Gamblin' <>
Subject: Cawling David Geering or ........
From: "Mules, Michael" <>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 11:00:15 +1000

Hi John,

I'll have a go.  My guess would be a Yellow-faced Honeyeater, as it is the only species around the Mornington Peninsula to even remotely fit the description.  It is the only Lichenostomus honeyeater (apart from the Eungella and Bridled Honeyeaters of FNQld) to have yellow above black on the face.  I hope this helped.

Cheers, Michael

Michael Mules
Curator, Science Program
Museum Victoria
Melbourne Museum, Carlton

Ph: 8341 7426

    From:   John Gamblin[SMTP:
    Sent:   Wednesday, 6 December 2000 9:45 AM
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    Subject:        [BIRDING-AUS] Cawling David Geering or ........

    Any other person out there with a huge interest in
    Honeyeaters? for the past few days now, my good friend
    Tony has been getting in his native styled garden a
    honeyeater, which neither of us can locate in any of
    the many good birding books around?

    It has a wishy washy pale yellow eye mask with a
    black line curled at the end of the line which runs
    under each eye and around the back of the head.

    A cute song like call of high notes that sounds like
    chee-chee-chee-chee-chee? very high pitched.

    Main body coloring is similar to a wattlebird but with
    pale pinkish color underwing? and no white at all on
    the chest or wings.

    It's living off of nectar and pollen? very small in
    size compared to say a wattlebird and appears to be
    alone? about half the body length of a wattlebird in
    size. perhaps.

    Fast flight in short bursts.

    Gorgeous little fella and not that afraid of humans?

    Anyone want to have a go at naming it please?


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