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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