Singing Honeyeater
Top of Head
Singing Honeyeater
Feeding in Mallee
Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Singing Honeyeater (Gavicalis virescens)
This Photo:     Feeding in Zygophyllum
Synonym: Lichenostomus virescens

Thank you Terra Occ for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), Coastal Areas and elsewhere
Generally olive with a black stripe through the eye. The black stripe is then highlighted with a yellow patch bleeding to white below the ear.
The Ellura specimens seem to have a more prominent white area behind the yellow patch than we've seen before.
Its song is similar to a Red Capped Robin.

Copyright © 2012-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Oct-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)