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Honeyeater ID help
martin cachard <>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:38:28 +1030
this bird is a Graceful Honeyeater.
in this image the overall build gives the best clue along with the shape of ear
glad to be of assistance.
> Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:22:09 -0700
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] Honeyeater ID help
> Meliphaga sp. Photo at...
> 27 July 2014. Julatten, QLD, Australia
> I originally thought this was a Yellow-spotted Honeyeater because of the
> relatively straight mandible and dark eye, but the narrow gape line under
> the eye makes me wonder if it might actually be a Graceful Honeyeater. Also
> the lack of evident streaking on the breast favors Graceful. Unfortunately
> I have no record of its vocalizations. Comparison with online photos has
> reached a dead-end partly because I lack confidence in the identity of many
> of the posted online images.
> Any helps would be much appreciated.
> Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA
> "It turns out we're very good at not seeing things" - Jack Hitt
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