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Blue Face HoneyeaterBLUE FACED HONEYEATER

Description: The Blue Faced Honey Eater is a a brightly coloured, bold and loud bird, found in the bush as well as in town. It grows to 26cm. The adults have a distinctive blue skin patch around their eyes. It has a bright olive back with a black head and throat. Its underbody is white. Young Blue Faced Honey Eaters have a green facial patch.

Habitat: The Blue Faced Honey Eater is common in open eucalypt forests, trees along water courses, plantations, clumps of trees around farms, suburban gardens and parks.

Food: The Blue Faced Honey Eater’s beak is shaped to allow it to drink nectar from flowers and it particularly likes the nectar of trees such as the fern-leaved grevillea, Grevillea pteridifolia. They also eat insects, and fruit.

Breeding: Blue Faced Honey Eater’s lay their egg from June to January. They often use discarded nests of other birds e.g. Bab-blers.

Status: Common. It is found in Northern and Eastern Australia, also southern New Guinea.

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