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  Rufous-banded Honeyeater (Conopophila albogularis)





Rufous-banded Honeyeater | Conopophila albogularis photo
Rufous Banded Honeyeater (Conopophila albogularis) nominate race Northern territory, Australia

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Rufous-banded Honeyeater | Conopophila albogularis photo
Rufous Banded Honeyeater (Conopophila albogularis) nominate race Northern territory, Australia

Image by Lip Kee Yap - Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Rufous-banded Honeyeater has a grey head, brown back. The leading edge of wings are yellow, forming a large yellow wing patch when bird is at rest. The throat is white and chest is reddish brown. The underside is white. The legs and bill is grey. When in flight, the yellow leading edge of the wing feathers can be seen. Juvenile birds are duller with no reddish chest band

Size
14 cm

Habitat
woodland, rainforest edge, parks and gardens

Food
insects caught on plants or on wing, nectar

Breeding
The nest is cup-shaped made from bark, grass, spider web and suspended between twigs. The female lays up to four white eggs speckled with red.

Range
The Rufous-banded Honeyeater is found in north of the Northern Territory and Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.

distribution map showing range of Conopophila albogularis in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Conopophila
Species:albogularis
Common Name:Rufous-banded Honeyeater