Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Singing Honeyeater
Lichenostomus virescens
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Click to listen to sound samples Singing Honeyeaters have a very widespread distribution and occur throughout Australia except for most of the east coast, Cape York and the Top End. The name Singing Honeyeater is inappropriate to say the least - their song is loud enough but certainly not melodious.

Not forest birds, they inhabit a variety of shrublands - mallee, mulga and saltbush. Fairly omnivorous, they not only eat nectar and insects but seek out a wide variety of native fruits including saltbush. Adults live in pairs in permanent territories and feeding aggregations of up to 20 have been seen but are unusual.

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608202 ... Singing Honeyeater.

Photo: 608203

608203 ... Singing Honeyeater

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608204-D ... Singing Honeyeater

Photo: 608205-D

608205-D ... Singing Honeyeater

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