A new-to-me bird, this Singing Honeyeater appeared in the wattle trees the other day, as I photographed the Yellow Thornbills.


Singing Honeyeater (Nikon D3000)

There are two other honeyeaters with pretty much the same look, but a longer face mask, along with the bit of white on the throat, pinpointed it as a Singing Honeyeater.


Singing Honeyeater (Nikon D3000)

I must start compiling a Life List!


Singing Honeyeater (Nikon D3000)

Thanks for looking!



Lichenostomus virescens: Singing Honeyeater


4 thoughts on “Lichenostomus virescens: Singing Honeyeater

  1. sue ouzounis says:

    Didn’t you belong to the John Gould Bird Club (I think that’s what it was called) when you were a kid? You will have to hunt out your info from back then. You have a huge variety of birds around your way. I hope there is a sanctuary somewhere for them so they don’t get pushed out as modern man takes over.

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    • Hello Sue, we have large National and State parks around us – mainly preserving box and ironbark woodlands that used to cover 13% of Victoria. It’s now 2%. We have rural living areas out of town which have a minimum block size, so our town’s spread will be restricted. We’re getting natural gas and an extension of the sewerage next year – going to make the place more attractive.

      Yeah, I was in the Gould League, good guess! and I did a bird survey on the farm where I lived as part of my project for the Duke Of Edinburgh program. 🙂


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