Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Brown Honeyeater
Lichmera indistincta
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Click to listen to sound samples Probably one of the plainest but certainly one of the noisiest birds in Australia is the Brown Honeyeater. Wherever they occur, the almost incessant song of the males is a sure indicator of their presence. They occur over most of Australia in warmer climates but are absent from the south-east and the centre.

When nesting they occur in pairs but most of the nesting duties are carried out by the female. Males simply sing and defend the territory. They feed largely on nectar but also on insects.

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597201 ... Brown Honeyeater.

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597202 ... Brown Honeyeater feeding on Grevillea brownii, Perth, W.A.

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