Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Rufous-throated Honeyeater
Conopophila rufogularis
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Click to listen to sound sample Rufous-throated Honeyeaters are broadly distributed across northern Australia from the Kimberleys in the west across to Queensland where they range normally south to near Mackay but occasional vagrants occur as far south as the Sunshine Coast.

The status of Rufous-throated Honeyeaters varies a lot , small numbers resident in some areas and migratory (or nomadic) in others but when large numbers suddenly appear it is always in response to seasonal flowering of trees and shrubs.

Young Rufous-throated Honeaters lack the rufous throat and in females the rufous is duller than in males.

Photo: 601201

601201 ... Rufous-throated Honeyeater, female building nest

Photo: 601202

601202 ... Rufous-throated Honeyeater, female.

Photo: 601203

601203 ... Immature birds lack the rufous throat.

Photo: 601204

601204 ... Showing the highly adapted brush-like tongue.

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