The Blue-faced Honeyeater is a large honeyeater with patch of blue skin around the eye. It has black head and face. The back and wings are olive green, and the underparts are white. Juvenile birds are similar to the adults but have yellow-green skin around the eye.
open forests, woodlands close to water, mangroves and coastal heathlands, orchards, farm land, parks and gardens.
eats mostly insects and other invertebrates, nectar and fruit
Often nests in abandoned nests of other birds - they usually add to the nest and reline it. Sometimes they build a new nest which is a round cup of rough bark, linked with finer bark and grass. Two or three eggs are laid.
northern and eastern mainland Australia
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:||Blue-faced Honeyeater|