Wednesday, 19 May 2021

Wild Bird Wednesday 460 - Striped Honeyeater

This is another bird from my recent trip to the Mallee in NW Victoria.

This bird is a Striped Honeyeater (Plectorhyncha lanceolata) is a medium sized honeyeater.  The species can vary in abundance in any area depending on the availability of water - and you can see this bird perched on the edge of a water source that is provided in front of a hide.  Unfortunately the bird never perched on any of the more natural material around the hide - many of the birds were nervous on this morning because of the presence of a family of Butcherbirds in the area.  Oh well.

This bird has a rather un-honeyeater like beak in my opinion, and I think I may have thought about a whole different group of birds if I had not done a bit of homework prior to the visit!

This species in found on the east-coast of Australia, but mainly inland (if that makes sense!)


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  1. Gorgeous stripped bird Stewart. My Swan was turning her egs as I took these shots although I was not high enough to see the number of eggs she had. Thanks for hosting, stay safe adn have a great week ahead

  2. The species is appropriately named, from any angle. Quite sleek and handsome.

  3. Hari OM
    It's lovely... and to my shame, I don't believe I even knew there was a Striped Honeyeater! YAM xx

  4. Bonjour Stewart.
    This bird is very pretty, I didn't know it.

  5. Helloooooo Stewart! Great shots as always! I decided to bring back my blog after a year of craziness!

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    1. The rooster is feral and lives by his wits in the foliage of Waikiki! He is a wild bird.

  7. I have been reading a good deal about honeyeaters of late. Interesting family to say the least.

  8. It's a sweet little bird!

  9. What a beautiful bird, you are spoilt with wonderful bird life over there.
    Keep safe and well. Cheers Diane

  10. Hi friend... Nice pictures os thi lovely bird 💚... Cheers

  11. Stewart, YOU find the coolest birds!!! Another "newbee" for surprise!

  12. I see what you mean about it appearing to have an "un-honeyeater" like beak. Nevertheless, it is uncommonly handsome. A superb quality photograph helps!

    Hope your new working hours provide you the time you hope for!

  13. Hi David, beautiful bird the striped honeyeater. Greetings Caroline