Graceful or Yellow-spotted Honeyeater

Subject: Graceful or Yellow-spotted Honeyeater
From: Graeme Chapman <>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:49:27 +1000
Hello Jeff,

This is not an easy one but I agree with Lloyd, its a young Graceful, at least 
based on this photograph but photographs don't always show clearly the salient 
features. The bill would have been better closed and not stuffed full of food!

The long, relatively STRAIGHT bill and crescent-shaped mark under the eye 
(extension of the gape) are the key points to me.

Yellow-spotteds in general have a shorter, more curved bill and the feathered 
extension to the gape is fairly straight, not crescent-shaped and, as Jeff 
Davies said, more pronounced.

However all this is based on my photographs and I wouldn't bet money on it. I'd 
rather hear them call - the Yellow-spotted is unmistakeable. 



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