Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Grey-fronted Honeyeater
Lichenostomus plumulus
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Click to listen to sound samples Grey-fronted Honeyeaters used to be known as Yellow-fronted, erroneously because their "frons" (=forehead) is certainly grey and not yellow. They are widely spread around inland Australia, in southern regions predominantly in arid mallee and further north amongst shrublands around stony hills. They tend to form small communities of up to a dozen or so individuals amongst which there is some sort of hierarchy. They can be aggressive, not only with each other but also towards other species. In the south, in areas not subject to extremes of climate they are fairly sedentary, only wandering around locally in search of flowering mallees and the associated insects so you can locate them in the same places year after year.

Photo: 623201

623201 ... Grey-fronted Honeyeater, Mt. Isa, Qld.

Photo: 623202

623202 ... Grey-fronted Honeyeater

Photo: 623203

623203 ... Grey-fronted Honeyeater

Photo: 623204

623204 ... Grey-fronted Honeyeater

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