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
woodland, rainforest edge, parks and gardens
insects caught on plants or on wing, nectar
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.
The Rufous-banded Honeyeater is found in north of the Northern Territory and Cape York Peninsula in Queensland.
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:||Rufous-banded Honeyeater|