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  Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)





Yellow-tufted Honeyeater | Lichenostomus melanops photo
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater photographed at Currumbin Sanctuary.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



BIRD FACTS

Description
The Yellow-tufted Honeyeater is a medium sized honeyeater. It is olive-brown above, yellowish grey below, with a black face mask and bright yellow ear tufts and sides of the throat

Size
20cm

Habitat
open dry forests and woodlands

Food
feeds mainly on nectar from eucalypt flowers and insects

Breeding
Builds tightly woven, cup-shaped nest hung in understorey shrubs. Lays 1-3 eggs, usually 2.

Range
eastern and south-eastern mainland Australia



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Lichenostomus
Species:melanops
Common Name:Yellow-tufted 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)
  Fuscous Honeyeater (L. fuscus)
  Grey-headed Honeyeater (L. keartlandi)
  White-eared Honeyeater (L. leucotis)
  White-plumed Honeyeater (L. penicillatus)
  Varied Honeyeater (L. versicolor)
  Singing Honeyeater (L. virescens)