Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Strong-billed Honeyeater
Melithreptus validirostris
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Click to listen to sound sample Strong-billed Honeyeaters are confined to Tasmania and some islands in Bass Strait. Their closest relative is the Black-chinned Honeyeater of the mainland. They use their larger bill probing amongst bark and along the trunks of trees rather than feeding on nectar and in this respect fill the niche normally occupied by treecreepers which are absent from Tasmania.

Photo: 582201-D

582201-D ... Strong-billed Honeyeater, adult, Black River, Tasmania.

Photo: 582202-D

582202-D ... Strong-billed Honeyeater

Photo: 582203-D

582203-D ... Strong-billed Honeyeaters

Photo: 582205-D

582205-D ... Strong-billed Honeyeater

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