Adult, upside down
|Class:||Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)|
|Order:||Perching Birds (Passeriformes)|
|Family:||Honeyeater (Meliphagidae) iNaturalist Observation|
|Species:||Brown-headed Honeyeater (Melithreptus brevirostris)|
|This Photo:||Adult, back of head|
Thank you Ralph Foster, Tony and Jenny Dominelli, Jenny Donald & John Oliver for confirming the id of this species for us
General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
A very small honeyeater. Travels in flocks.
A small pale brown, almost mustard, bare skin ring around the eye makes it look bulging.
Olive green back, and grey-white breast.
A distinctive buff ring starts by the eye and travels around the back of the head.
They are always active, never sitting still. If you can't get a camera, or bino's, on to them you'd easily mistake them for thornbills or silvereyes.