Thanks for your email and yes on closer
examination and given all the facts I think you are right. My impressions were
an identical bird in shape, size and mannerism to Brown Honeyeater but very much
lighter underneath and without the olive markings. I had Pizzey and Knight with
me and deduced from that. After your email I managed to find a shot of BB
Honeyeater on the web and it too matches the characteristics. The clincher
I think is the much paler and finely marked chest area of the BB. So hats off to
you and I'm not at all disappointed as still a new bird for me.
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