Crescent Honeyeater Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera
Crescent Honeyeater, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image Australia
February / April 2006

The Crescent Honeyeater is distributed in south-east Australia seaward of the Great Dividing range, in Tasmania and in south-central South Australia. It is found in wetter forest and woodland, coastal scrub and gardens. It has a loud call and is easier to hear than to see. We heard them frequently while driving through eucalyptus forest along the Princes Highway.

Crescent Honeyeater, Wilson's Promontory, Victoria, Australia, April 2006 - click for larger image The most noticeable feature is the dark half crescent on the breast that can be seen in photo 1. Upperparts are dark grey-olive and it has a thin white line above the eye. It also has yellow on the wings and the sides of the tail.
Crescent Honeyeater, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
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