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  • Brown-headed Honeyeater

  • Melithreptus brevirostris
  • The Brown-headed Honeyeater is a small honeyeater with a short slender bill. It is plain olive green above, with a brown head marked by a pale crescent at the nape, and is pale grey to buff below. It has a creamy yellow to orange eye-ring which completely encircles the dark eye. This species is usually seen in flocks of five to fifteen birds foraging high in the tree canopy.

  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=250
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=250&p=183&s=1334324461
  • « Back to Catalog
  • Brown-headed Honeyeater

  • The Brown-headed Honeyeater is a small honeyeater with a short slender bill. It is plain olive green above, with a brown head marked by a pale crescent at the nape, and is pale grey to buff below. It has a creamy yellow to orange eye-ring which completely encircles the dark eye. This species is usually seen in flocks of five to fifteen birds foraging high in the tree canopy.

  • Formerly or also known as
  • Scientific name
  • Melithreptus brevirostris
  • Former scientific name
    RAOU number
  • 583
  • Size
  • 11.5-14cm
  • Period in district
  • Song group
  • Song link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/sounds.php?r=&c=250&p=183&s=1334324461
  • Photos link
  • http://www.graemechapman.com.au/library/viewphotos.php?c=250
  • Description link
  • http://birdlife.org.au/bird-profile/brown-headed-honeyeater