PASSERIFORMES: Meliphagidae

Lichenostomus fasciogularis  

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)
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© Geoff Walker 2013
Toorbul, QLD (Sep, 2013)

I was hiding in some mangrove trees at Toorbul Point waiting for some godwits to raise their wings so that I could identify a Black-tailed Godwit beyond doubt.

I was there for an hour when suddenly, behind me, there came a scolding song saying "Move along, move along". I turned and there was a beautiful Mangrove Honeyeater only a few metres away. I snapped a few quick photos and then went back to my lonely vigil. Suddenly, some wings raised, and yes, a Black tailed Godwit!

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

Mangrove Honeyeater

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

Mangrove Honeyeater

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

Mangrove Honeyeater

Mangrove Honeyeater (Lichenostomus fasciogularis)

Mangrove Honeyeater