White-fronted Honeyeater
Top of Head
Magpie Flycatcher
Female, anterior
Black Honeyeater (Sugomel niger)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Black Honeyeater (Sugomel niger)
This Photo:     Our one and only shot
Synonym: Sugomel nigrum

Thank you Stephen Fricker & Antoni Camozzato for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA) and elsewhere
A very twitchy honeyeater, which was being harassed by the other local birds.
Chris Steeles, the founder of the South Aussie Birding facebook group, said "The dry outback has forced them down south! Quite a few here and there on the Adelaide plains atm too!". He also agreed this was possibly why we also saw a Crimson Chat for the first time a fortnight ago.

Copyright © 2018-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Nov-2018
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)