BLACK HONEYEATER FACTS
The Black Honeyeater is a honeyeater endemic to Australia. The male has a black head, neck, wings and upper parts, and a black stripe running down the centre of the chest, with a white underside. The female is pale brown above with paler scalloped markings, speckled grey-brown chest and pale belly. Both male and female have brown bill and legs. The bill is long slender and curves downwards. Immature birds are similar to the adult female.
open woodlands and shrubland
feeds on nectar
The nest is an open cup shape made from twigs, grass, and other plant material bound with spider web, and lined with grass and other fine fibre and hair or wool. The female lays two to three eggs.
found in inland Australia in all mainland states
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Black Honeyeater|