|Blue-faced Honeyeater Entomyzon cyanotis
The Blue-faced Honeyeater is distributed along the north and east of Australia and inland in south-east Australia. It is found mainly in eucalypt woodland but also in scrub, farmland, orchards and banana plantations where it can be a bit of a pest.
|It has conspicuous blue facial skin and a black crown with a white band across the nape. Upperparts are mainly
olive-green while underparts are white with a black bib. The immature, shown here in photos 2 and 5, has an olive-green face and a greyish
It has a varied diet including nectar, pollen, insects and fruit such as cultivated pears and bananas. It rarely builds its own nest normally using an abandoned babbler nest.
|Photos 6 and 7 show the sub-species E. c. albipennis from the north of Australia. This is slightly smaller than the nominate with different colouring on the orbital skin grading from lemon-turquoise above the eye to deep blue-green below.|
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