Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
Glyciphila melanops
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Click to listen to sound sample Tawny-crowned Honeyeater - the very mention suggests the windswept wide open spaces where they live and their distinctive flute-like songs drifting high in the air. Essentially a bird of the heathlands where emergent shrubs rarely exceed two metres in height - ranging around mainly coastal southern Australia and Tasmania from far NE NSW around to Shark Bay in WA.

Tawny-crowned Honeyeaters often nest quite close to the ground and even spend some time on the ground feeding on low-flowering herbs and shrubs.When advertising territory, the males fly high in the air and then, singing all the while, spiral back to earth on outstretched wings.

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593201 ... Tawny-crowned Honeyeater.

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593202 ... Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

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593203 ... Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

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593204 ... Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, nest and eggs.

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