Category Archives: Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater enjoying a foretaste of spring

New Holland Honeyeaters are attractive in their neat black and white stripes, with yellow flares on their wings and tail feathers. This one darts from flower to flower, enjoying a foretaste of spring in the closing weeks of winter.

Common name: New Holland Honeyeater

Scientific name: Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Approximate length: 17-19 cm

Date spotted: 22 August 2016

Season: Late winter

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Approximate latitude/longitude: -33.772336, 151.249022

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New Holland Honeyeater at Wineglass Bay Lookout

Not in Sydney this time, I was at Wineglass Bay Lookout in Tasmania when I saw a bush full of New Holland Honeyeaters. This video focuses on one of them, then draws back to show the gorgeous location it’s chosen for its foraging.

Here’s a still picture. Click on it to open it in a new window where you can zoom into the detail.

New Holland Honeyeaters at Wineglass Bay Lookout

Common name: New Holland Honeyeater

Scientific name: Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Approximate length: 17-19 cm

Date spotted: Sunday 9 November 2014

Season: Spring

Location: Wineglass Bay Lookout, Tasmania

Approximate latitude/longitude: 42°08’60.0″S 148°17’20.2″E

New Holland Honeyeater at Manly Dam

This pretty little bird is a New Holland Honeyeater, chirping happily amongst the spring flowers at Manly Dam Reserve.

Common name: New Holland Honeyeater

Scientific name: Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

Approximate length: 17-19 cm

Date spotted: Sunday 6 October 2013

Season: Spring

Location: Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia

Approximate latitude/longitude: -33.77294,151.249416