|Crescent Honeyeater Phylidonyris pyrrhoptera
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.
|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.|