The White-cheeked Honeyeater is endemic to eastern and south-western Australia, ranging from east of the Great Divide in Queensland through coastal New South Wales, becoming scattered south to Jervis Bay. Blue-faced Honeyeater lives in open woodlands with Eucalyptus, mangroves, orchards, parks, golf courses and gardens. Greg Oakley. Geographical Range: Australia : Habitat: Open forests, savanna, scrub : Scientific Name: Entomyzon cyanotis : Conservation Status: Common : This bird's face is naturally bare of feathers; the blue you see is brilliantly colored skin. This is Australia’s largest egret with the green around its bill indicating it is a breeding bird. The bright blue face and distinctive black, white and green colouring makes this an eye-catching bird. A Red-tailed Black Cockatoo having a feed at Nimiluk National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. The Blue faced Honeyeaters are prevalent around Kilmore at the moment. One beautiful species that does not visit our garden is the Blue-faced Honeyeater shown in the photos on this page. I saw a number of other melanistic ones in that small area, but, as I said, normal coloured ones as well. 00547850. S. S Sue and Simon Wakely; Oct 28, 2020; Brilliant Action Image, Lovely To See Well Done Tfs!!!! At almost 30 cm (12 in) in length, it is large for a honeyeater. The wings are also not yet fully rigid. Great Egret in breeding plumage walking through tall grass, (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 400, 200mm, f/7.1 and 1/800 SEC]). The Aurora Bluetail (Ischnura aurora) is a common damselfly that has a range from Southeast Asia through Australia and into the pacific, although there are apparently DNA differences in those found in Asia and those found in the Pacific. I almost walked on it initially, which is how I noticed this leaf that jumped away from my foot. In open woodlands to river edges and mangroves. Blue-faced Honeyeater One of our larger and more obvious honeyeaters. The birds are called ‘welcome’ both in the Latin and their common name as their appearance is seen as welcoming spring. The rounded tail ending probably indicates this is a female. Called a Blue Faced Honeyeater in the southern states. The big honeyeaters are attracted to feast on these large flowers. This blog post also starts with an apology as these photos are from November 2019 when I was doing some temporary work around Newcastle Airport. I missed my chance with this Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus). (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM [ISO 1250, 100mm, f/6.3 and 1/640 SEC]). Superb Fairy-wren male near Tilligerry State Conservation Area, (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 500, 200mm, f/6.3 and 1/640 SEC]). (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 640, 200mm, f/5.6 and 1/250 SEC]). It turned to move off in the opposite direction, while I tried to parallel it. It would move lights every now and then, I was not sure if it was because of me or it was scanning the ground before moving forward. Photographing at Lake Burley Griffin on Sunday, 9 September 2018, A walk around Red Hill Nature Reserve on Sunday, 2 September 2018 with some Gang-gangs showing up, A walk around Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve on Saturday, 1 September 2018, Looking for Gang-gang Cockatoos in Hughes on Sunday, 26 August 2018, A walk around the National Arboretum and Coombs on Sunday, 26 August 2018, A walk around Red Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday, 25 August 2018, A walk from the Yarralumla Equestrian Centre on Sunday, 19 August 2018, A walk around Aranda Bushland Nature Reserve on Sunday, 12 August 2018, One particular tree in Hughes on Saturday, 11 August 2018, A walk around Wanniassa Hill Nature Reserve on Sunday, 5 August 2018, A walk around Red Hill on Saturday, 21 July 2018, Lorikeets in Sydney on Sunday, 8 July 2018, Morning walk on Saturday, 30 June 2018 - pigeons and rosellas, A walk around the Federal Golf Course on 23 June 2018, A walk around Jerrabomberra Wetlands on 11 June 2018, Cheeky Corellas at the Federal Golf Course. The inquisitive and friendly Blue-faced Honeyeater, Entomyzon cyanotis, is common on the northern and eastern coasts of Australia and in New Guinea. This group of moths use their colour scheme to imitate a wasp in an attempt to protect themselves. Its preferred habitats include open forests, along water courses, woodlands, parks, gardens, golf courses, farmlands and along roadside vegetation. I found a number of different areas like marshy ground or overgrown farm fields. It was a wonderful feeling to watch this bird, really topping off a lovely afternoon. Its plumage is distinctive, with olive on top and white underneath, and a black head and throat with white nape and cheeks. Can be a bit noisy. Meliphaga lewinii. I really increased the ISO in an attempt to ensure my shutter speed was fast enough to capture the insect in flight. At around 29.5 cm in length, the blue-faced species is large for a honeyeater. I had taken my Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM and Canon EF100mm f2.8L Macro IS USM with me for this very purpose. Australia, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane 5th June 2009 Australia, Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane 5th June 2009 One of the common honeyeaters in suburbia Geographical Range: Australia : Habitat: Open forests, savanna, scrub : Scientific Name: Entomyzon cyanotis : Conservation Status: Common : This bird's face is naturally bare of feathers; the blue you see is brilliantly colored skin. The call is the first indication that you are getting close. Breeding in Australasia: sc New Guinea, n, e Australia; can be seen in 3 countries. Range and lifestyle: Resident throughout northern and eastern Australia. Large and conspicuous honeyeater with striking patch of bare facial skin: blue in adults, green in juveniles. In the past, while I was away for work, when I finished for the day I did not really do much but that November was the first time I was away for work since I took up photography, and I just wanted to go out to shoot photographs. (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 2000, 200mm, f/5.0 and 1/800 SEC]). One beautiful species that does not visit our garden is the Blue-faced Honeyeater shown in the photos on this page. (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 800, 200mm, f/6.3 and 1/500 SEC]). 5 Jun 2015 06:04 pm. Great Egret in breeding plumage walking through tall grass (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 400, 200mm, f/7.1 and 1/640 SEC]) View fullsize. On the last Friday I was up at Sunset Beach on Soldiers Point to have a dinner. The Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis), also colloquially known as the bananabird, is a passerine bird of the honeyeater family, Meliphagidae. In the marshy areas near the airport carpark there was a family of Purple Swamphens (Porphyrio porphyrio). BIRDS of KILMORE, AUSTRALIA Flora, Fauna and Geography KILMORE, Victoria, AUSTRAIA CONTACT: email@example.com 26/01/2020. BEHAVIOUR: Blue-faced Honeyeater is very curious and aggressive. An aggressive feeder on nectar, fruit and insects. Image number . I saw at least one adult bird and could hear the chicks. Face black with white streaks on neck and chin. I did not have a car with me so I was limited to moving on foot. Entomyzon cyanotis Pine Creek, Northern Territory (Australia) Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Welcome Swallow gathering mud probably to build a nest, (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 400, 200mm, f/7.1 and 1/1000 SEC]). Bib dark grey; body white below. I moved off quickly in the hope the monitor would feel less frightened and may head somewhere else. Grows 26 to 33 centimetres long. I believe it is the Green Soldier Fly but I could not find out too much about it. The Yellow-throated Honeyeater can be quite aggressive towards other honeyeaters, as well as other species such as pardalotes, Golden Whistlers and Grey Shrike-thrushes, chasing them away in both breeding and non-breeding seasons. The Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis), also colloquially known as the bananabird, is a passerine bird of the honeyeater family, Meliphagidae. From the first day I was determined to head out to photograph. View fullsize. This Common Grass Blue (Zizina labradus) seemed to be taking its life in its hand. The bird is now ready to swoop anybody that keeps approaching the nest or young birds, at which time the lapwing will start swooping. All The Best Sue & … I also felt that the shots I took at that beach were a great way to finish off what had been two fun weeks of photographing, after I had finished my work of course. This happened several times and I only got this one vert poor shot to confirm that I had seen a Latham’s Snipe (Gallinago hardwickii). Usually found in noisy groups—often bickering with other bird species. It would lift off occasionally before repositioning itself. Sometimes these clans meet each other, and a noisy battle will erupt with up to 20 birds squabbling in the air. Is known to feed on nectar, fruits and flowers of native and exotic plants in tropical areas, but feeds mostly on insects and other invertebrates. Usually found in noisy groups—often bickering with other bird species. They are famous for their migrations and their mating process, as well as their relatively long life. Australian Pelican flying over Sunset Beach at Sunset, one of my last shots of the trip and I love it:-), (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 2000, 200mm, f/14 and 1/200 SEC]). Blue-faced Honeyeater. It was hard not to notice them with that incredible blue around the eye. (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 800, 200mm, f/7.1 and 1/800 SEC]). They were everywhere and not just in places with flowers. I regularly saw a single White-faced Heron (Egretta novaehollandiae) in a number of different locations not far from each other. I moved away in the opposite direction, figuring that I had already disturbed it enough. No need to register, buy now! Blue-faced honeyeater is within the scope of WikiProject Australia, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of Australia and Australia-related topics.If you would like to participate, visit the project page. This species is also found in Papua New Guinea. A Noisy Friarbird (Philemon corniculatus) was calling just down from that first kookaburra, also in the conservation area. Their preferred habitats include woodlands, pandanus, paperbarks, mangroves, watercourses, parks and gardens. This is thought to protect the eggs and larvae from dehydration and deter parasites. It picked the wrapping up and shook it but then discarded it again. This honeyeater is the most widespread of Australia's eastern coastal rainforests. A Red-necked Wallaby (Macropus rufogriseus) was so intent eating the plants beside a track it did not notice my approach along the path. These two Eastern Grey Kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) were on the western side of the creek bordering the conservation area. Blue faced Honeyeaters BLUEFACED HONEYEATERS. Low This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale. They were gathering mud in their bills to take back to build their nests. That said, my lens combination really worked out well and that camera gear sat in a small back pack I could take as cabin luggage on the compact aircraft Fly Pelican used for the Canberra to Newcastle route. A walk around Red Hill Nature Reserve on Saturday, 15 September 2018 - more Gang-gangs! One of the first birds heard calling in the morning, often calling 30 minutes before sunrise. Part of. I saw this Soldier Fly hiding among the reeds in the creek. The honeyeater lives in woodlands, where it feeds on insects, nectar and fruit. I was surprised to see a number of Welcome Swallows (Hirundo neoxena) flying to what appeared to be a muddy, urban creek at the entrance to the airport with a number of buildings around it. Online Date. These birds are obviously most suited for finding food in the water but able to adapt to other locations as well. A few Red-tailed Black Cockatoos (Calyptorhynchus banksii) also made the place home. The blue facial skin is two-toned, with the lower half a brilliant cobalt blue - Birdlife Australia] The blue-faced honeyeater also decreases in size with decreasing latitude, consistent with Bergmann's rule. It's one of the well exposed images sharp, well composed and a great moment. I am trying to get a photograph of this amazing butterfly as they are one of those iconic insect species. I am not sure what was making the damselfly move off and onto the stem, I wondered if the fly was somehow forcing it off but the photos seemed to show the fly was securely held by the damselfly. KC Foggin; Oct 25, 2020; A great facial shot showing its blue face David! It is found in wet habitats or semi-arid areas, and in trees along water courses. Blue-faced Honeyeater. I was very intent on photographing the birds and I could hear some rustling in the leaves on the ground that I assumed was a small bird, or possibly a small reptile. It is the only member of its genus, and it is most closely related to honeyeaters of the genus Melithreptus. Three subspecies are recognised. This bird was in the Tilligerry State Conservation Area so I had to photograph it from the external fence. I could not go right because of the creek nor could I go left because of a fence. The name has been changed to White Quilled Honeyeater here in the north due to size differences. Australian Pelican swimming off Sunset Beach, (Canon EOS 6D Mk II with a Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS II USM [ISO 500, 200mm, f/7.1 and 1/800 SEC]). I also wandered off to other locations, trying different directions to see what I could find. I think it was also shocked when it saw a human so close. The Blue-faced Honeyeater is found in northern and eastern mainland Australia, from the Kimberley region, Western Australia to near Adelaide, South Australia, being more common in the north of its range. A pair of Blue-faced Honeyeaters with their nest, Nitmiluk National Park, Northern Territory. One of our daily visitors feeding on the Grevillea Flowers. The Blue-faced honeyeaters, native to Australia, are pleasant to have around. The egret was slowly making its way through the field and even though I was a distance from the bird I could see it was moving away from me. 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