Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday 233 - Blue-faced Honeyeater

The Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) is a large honeyeater that is found along the north and east coast of Australia.  It is not found in the southeast coastal area - i.e. where I live - so I was looking forward to seeing some on my trip to the Northern Territory.

At first they proved to be a little illusive, but when we were have a cool drink one afternoon we found some that were clearly used to people.  These birds would hop on and under that table looking for food scraps - generally successfully.

The pictures here show at least two birds - the one with the blue face is an adult, while the one with the green face is a juvenile.

It makes a change for the birds to come and see you rather than the other way around.








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43 comments:

  1. a very cool looking bird.

    And your shots are great too, of course.

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  2. Hello, that is nice seeing these pretty Blue-faced honeyeater up close. Awesome photos. Thanks for hosting. Enjoy your new week ahead!

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  3. The Blue-faced Honeyeater is perfect, well done Stewart.

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  4. Wow...what a gorgeous bird! And I agree - nice when the bird comes to YOU and saves you some effort!

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  5. An incredibly beautiful bird! Love the colors!

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  6. I wonder if they keep a life list when they people -watch. What beautiful birds ... I cheerfully admit that envy you!. Thank you for hosting and sharing .

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  7. Very beautiful bird and lovely snaps!
    Have a Happy Day, Stewart.
    Peace :)

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  8. Such beautiful colours Stewart & it looks so streamlined. It looks like it was built for speed

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  9. now I envy you. I saw and captured the Blue-faced honeyeater but I have just "document" images of it. Not good at all. But that is the price you have to pay for travelling in a group. A least I saw this beauty. :)

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  10. He is a sassy looking fella and ready to eat right off of somebody's plate. That is much like the Magpies I have encountered ... are they related? Of course, once again a bird I have never heard of or seen obviously. Is there no end to this ... my ignorance is getting embarrassing. I do know that if I ever make it to Australia, I will not be disappointed unless, of course, your birds hide in the trees the way they did in Thailand. Maybe if I have a good guide (hint, hint) he will know where to find them :) I agree ... this year is as busy but different(at least here in the states) sadly. We have 4 years of hell to look forward to ... wish us luck ;(

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  11. Oh wow!!!!! That is an amazing looking bird. Happy New Year to you. May there be many many more new birdies your way:)

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  12. thank you for continuing this wonderful gathering of birds from all over the world. Very good close ups Stewart. Lovely bird.

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  13. Hi Stewart, such a treat having those birds come to you - perfect for photographs too. Can imagine your delight. Their colours are gorgeous, I love that blue face :D)

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  14. Ah! Si nous pouvions avoir ces beaux oiseaux chez nous !!! ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  15. such a pretty bird. beautiful colors.

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  16. Your photos are stunning! Thank you for hosting and Happy New Year! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  17. Great pictures of stunning birds. Love their profile.

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  18. Nice shots. Great when you get an easy target like that.

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  19. A wonderfully colored bird!
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  20. Hi Stewart, what an incredible bird. Thanks for sharing the adult and juvenile photos with us. Thanks, too for hosting this meme; I've linked up. Have a great day. Jo

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  21. What an amazing looking bird. Strangely its colouring reminds me of some penguins!
    Have a wonderful week.

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  22. Wonderful looking bird! Great photos!

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  23. Thank you for that great bird!

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  24. What an unusual looking bird. The head and neck seem almost too large for the bird's body. Interesting nonetheless. I always look forward to seeing birds from around the world that I may never get the chance to see myself.

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  25. Stewart, what a colorful bird. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Different looking bird..They seem to act like pigeons but are better looking..I may have some birdies to share next week.

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  27. Absolutely beautiful bird! You got some great photos. Glad you were able to see these since they don't live in your area. Glad to be back! Hope my Google+ issues are resolved, but I am still not sure.

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  28. Definitely a showy species.

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  29. Hi Stewart! Thanks for still being here!! What wonderful shots of the Blue-faced Honeyeater. Yet another bird I have never had the opportunity to see. I especially love the 2nd shot, with the pink/yellow background bringing out the bird's wonderful hues.

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  30. Unusual looking bird and interesting. Cheers Diane

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  31. What an amazing looking bird that Blue-faced Honeyeater is, Stewart. Great images!

    Best wishes - - - Richard

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  32. And yet another new one for me, Stewart! Striking appearance both immature and mature...:)JP

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  33. New to me too. Fabulous photos, Stewart. How obliging of the birds to pose so nicely for you.

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  34. What an interesting-looking bird you have here. Such unusual markings and colorations. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Love the honeyeater! We don't have these.

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  36. An incredibly beautiful and interesting bird! I love the colours!

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  38. You're right Stewart. I don't have any birds that some to me to have their picture taken, I have to chase around aftrer them. You have a quite beautiful bird there.

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  39. I once was caught red faced eating honey...I like your Blue-faced Honeyeater much more.

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