Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday 80 - Lewin's Honeyeater.

I have engaged in a little bit of archive mining today - far too many new pictures need to be looked at and tagged.  On days such as this, it's good to go back to the past.

This bird is a Lewin's Honeyeater - one of a trio of very similar birds - so I hope I have my ID correct.

These pictures were taken on a trip to the north coast of Australia a year or so ago.  Along with parrots, gum trees and kangaroos, Australia is home to a vast number of honeyeaters - birds that have adapted to a wide range of habits, but have retained their basic structure.  Such groups of animals always pose identification problems.





I am briefly separated from my library, so I can say no more about this bird - apart from the it also goes by the name of Meliphaga lewinii.  Normal service will be restored soon.

So, over to you - click the link and off you go.


48 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

sharp-looking fellow! he's got a bit of flair. :)

duong minh said...

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Sylvia K said...

A handsome fellow indeed, Stewart!!

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic bird.. Beautiful pictures.. Cheers!!!..

Gordon said...

Nice shots Stewart, and its always good to be shown a new species.
All thr best Gordon.

Gail Dixon said...

I love the honeyeaters! This one has cute markings and a sweet face. Nice set of shots.

I will link up with tomorrow's post.

Rajesh said...

Very cute bird.

Andrea said...

How lucky you are that you can go back into your files and find great pictures that weren't already used. This is an adorable bird ... the little bits of color and white near his eye are good for identification and ther perk him up a bit, I think.
I am not having computer issues, but time issues are making it hard for me to keep up with the blogger pace. I will always have time to come see you though ... others may suffer:( Stay Cool ... and I say that with tongue in cheek as I sit inside because it is 11 degrees out. Have a great week, Stewart.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He's a handsome bird, that honeyeater. Glad you went to your archives. I'm trying to weed out mine too, and can only wish that I'd find such lovely pictures there.

Nette Cecilia said...

Handsom bird .I think we have to cold weather for him now .Nette

eileeninmd said...

Cute bird, I like the markings on its face. Great shots, Stewart! Thank you for hosting, have a happy week!

Dave said...

Great series from the archives Stewart, lovely species. I just googled some you tube footage of this species and it certainly looks good for Lewins.

Carletta said...

I like that little spot of yellow and the contrast with the blue around his face noticeable in the last shot.
Lovely captures Stewart!

Karen said...

A perky looking bird. Terrific close ups, love that spot of yellow an the cheek.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I wouldn't know if you ID'd the bird correctly or not since I don't think we have there here in USA...but I can tell you, they're beautiful birds and GREAT IMAGES!!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

...have THEM here...not there here.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I keep thinking I will also spend time looking through all the photos passed over. Sometimes it is so hard to choose one over the other, and those discards can look very good later on. The shots you chose certainly are first class!

Andrew Fulton said...

A beautiful bird to see Stewart... lovely images.

Sharon Wagner said...

They are a pretty little bird. With a pretty yellow spot. And good taste!

HansHB said...

A beautiful serie, cute bird!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The marking round the eye of this bird is very pretty. A cute little guy.

thewovenspoke said...

Fantastic bird, I really like the details in the feathers of the second and third photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a beautiful bird! I love the yellow spots.

EG CameraGirl said...

What a good-looking honeyeater it is!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

nice shots...love those blue eyes

Carole M. said...

that second-last snap is a winner Stewart. The Lewin's is a sweet honey-eater to hear and see.

bailey-road.com said...

These are wonderful shots of a beautiful little bird, Stewart.

Christian Weiß said...

Interesting bird and beautiful photos.

Stuart Price said...

Nice one, there are several types that look the same.........!

travelwithintent.com said...

How beautiful, he looks a cheeky chappy!

Al said...

Very pretty birds - I've never had much luck photographing birds.

Brian King said...

I like the white stripe and the yellow patch! Very cool looking bird!

CountryMouse said...

I love that birdy, intelligent tilted head pose birds put on when they are watching you. A blue eye, and those bits of yellow, as someone else said that bird has a bit of flair.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart

I'm back although not blogging to next week as I am in Scotland birding. Love the Lewin's song. Good way to ID it over the other 2.

Rebecca said...

Love the yellow cheek spot! Thanks for hosting!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh I LOVE the colors in this beauty!! Super shots!

Small City Scenes said...

Sweet little guy. I like the eye markings. MB

babsjeheron said...

Lovely lovely photos of an adorable little fellow!

Chris Rohrer said...

The Honeyeater group is an interesting one. Excellent bird for the day:)

Wally Jones said...

Another wonderfully interesting bird from down-under!

Stewart, thanks again so much for hosting this forum for bird-lovers from all over! It's great fun to learn about our planet's wonderful diversity.

Cheers from sunny-but-cold-Florida.

pattisjarrett said...

That's a really pretty bird, one I've never heard of.

Larry said...

Another cool species from down under Stewart. Great shots of a beautiful bird!

Pat Tillett said...

What a beauty! Really nice photos Stewart!

edenhills said...

Wonderful captures! I love the wide variety of birds you share with us.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a beautiful bird. In the colouration it reminds me of our Cat Birds. I am really rough on Bird ID even with my books before me. Name it Sparrows, Warblers, goodness...too many and too close for me to sometimes figure out. Happy weekend~

Icy BC said...

This is such a beautiful bird! Amazing shots..

genie said...

What a beauty! The touch of yellow fluff is so pretty.

NatureFootstep said...

this bird has a very nice head. :)