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  Fuscous Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fuscus)





Fuscous Honeyeater | Lichenostomus fuscus photo
Fuscous Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fuscus) Sheepstation Creek, South-east Queensland, Australia

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FUSCOUS HONEYEATER FACTS

Description
The Fuscous Honeyeater is a small olive-brown honeyeater. Has slightly darker colouring around the eye. It has a small, indistinct yellow ear tuft. The eye ring and base of bill are yellow out of breeding season and dark during breeding.

Size
15cm

Habitat
forest, woodland, heath, urban gardens

Food
insects, spiders, nectar

Breeding
suspended cup of bark strips bound with spider web. Lays 3 oval pinkish eggs.

Range
Eastern Australia from Queensland, south to eastern South Australia



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Lichenostomus
Species:fuscus
Common Name:Fuscous Honeyeater

Relatives in same Genus
  Yellow-faced Honeyeater (L. chrysops)
  Purple-gaped Honeyeater (L. cratitius)
  Mangrove Honeyeater (L. fasciogularis)
  Yellow-throated Honeyeater (L. flavicollis)
  Yellow Honeyeater (L. flavus)
  Grey-headed Honeyeater (L. keartlandi)
  White-eared Honeyeater (L. leucotis)
  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (L. melanops)
  White-plumed Honeyeater (L. penicillatus)
  Varied Honeyeater (L. versicolor)
  Singing Honeyeater (L. virescens)