Yellow-faced Honeyeater Caligavis chrysops
(aka Lichenostomus chrysops)
Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Murramarang NP, NSW, Australia, March 2006 - click for larger image Australia

The Yellow-faced Honeyeater is distributed in eastern and south-eastern Australia from Atherton Tableland, Queensland round to the Flinders Ranges, South Australia. It feeds on nectar from eucalypts and banksias as well as on insects. It is found in a wide variety of forest, woodland and scrub habitats.

Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Grampians, Victoria, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image It is olive-grey above and lighter grey-brown below. Its narrow, black mask is split by a curved yellow streak from the bill to below and beyond the eye with another yellow strip behind the eye. Photos 1 and 2 are of the nominate race while photo 3 shows the sub-species C. c. barroni from Queensland which has greyer underparts.
Yellow-faced Honeyeater, Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, November 2010 - click for larger image
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