Honeyeater ID help

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Subject: Honeyeater ID help
From: "Alan Gillanders" <>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:18:29 +1000
Your bird looks good for a Yellow-spotted to me. Have a look at this picture for comparison


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-----Original Message----- From: Joseph Morlan
Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:22 AM
Subject: 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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