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  Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)





Lewin's Honeyeater | Meliphaga lewinii photo
Lewin's Honeyeater photographed at Lamington National Park.

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Lewin's Honeyeater | Meliphaga lewinii photo
Several Lewin's Honeyeaters found a free meal at the sugar bowls in the restaurant at O'Reilly's Guest House, Lamington National Park.

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Lewin's Honeyeater | Meliphaga lewinii photo
Lewin's Honeyeater at Lamington National Park.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



LEWIN'S HONEYEATER FACTS

Description
Lewin's Honeyeater is a medium sized honeyeater with greenish grey plumage, with a creamy yellow gape and large, yellowish crescent-shaped ear patches.

Size
21cm

Habitat
Rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest

Food
berries, small fruits, insects and nectar

Breeding
The nest is a large cup of vegetation bound together with spider web and lined with soft material. Lays 2-3 eggs.

Range
eastern Australia, from northern Queensland to central Victoria



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Meliphaga
Species:lewinii
Common Name:Lewin's Honeyeater

Relatives in same Genus
  Graceful Honeyeater (M. gracilis)
  Yellow-spotted Honeyeater (M. notata)