Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

White-quilled Honeyeater
Melithreptus albipennis
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White-quilled Honeyeater is a name that has been proposed for the very distinctive form of Blue-faced Honeyeater from northern Australia that shows clear white wing patches in flight. There are other differences so whether it is regarded simply as a subspecies or as a species is open to question.

Photo: 641215-D

641215-D ... White-quilled Honeyeater

Photo: 641216-D

641216-D ... White-quilled Honeyeater

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641241-D ... White-quilled Honeyeater

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641242-D ... Showing the distinctive white wing patches in flight.

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