The White-cheeked Honeyeater is a black and white honeyeater, with a long bill that curves downwards. It has large bright yellow tail and yellow panels on the wings. The head is black with white cheek patch. Young birds are duller with brownish plumage.
moist heathlands, wetlands, forests, woodlands with a heath understorey
mainly nectar, also some insects
The nest is cup-shaped made from twigs, bark, and other plant materials, lined with pieces of flowers. The nest is placed low in forked branch of tree or shrub, often close to the ground, well-concealed in dense foliage or long grass. Lays 1 - 3 eggs.
eastern and south-western Australia, from east of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland through coastal New South Wales. Also found in south-western Western Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
Similar to New holland Honeyeater. The White-cheeked Honeyeater has dark eye - the New Holland Honeyeater has white eye.
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Relatives in same Genus
New Holland Honeyeater (P. novaehollandiae)
Crescent Honeyeater (P. pyrrhoptera)