Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Kimberley Honeyeater
Meliphaga fordiana

Click to listen to sound samples The Kimberley Honeyeater has been separated recently from the White-lined Honeyeater on the basis of DNA research. It is restricted to rugged sandstone gorges of the north-west Kimberley division of W.A. as far south as Mt. Bell in the King Leopold Range. The name fordiana is in honour of Dr Julian Ford, one of the oustanding Australian field ornithologists of recent times. I photographed this bird at Surveyor's Pool on Mitchell Plateau. The song is attractive and varied (listen on sound page).


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