Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) - HBW 13, p. 676
Méliphage à oreillons bleus
Spanish: Mielero Cariazul
Other common names: White-quilled Honeyeater
cyanotis Latham, 1801, Nova Hollandia = Sydney, New South Wales,
Closely allied to Melithreptus; allied also to Manorina. Race griseigularis formerly referred to by name harterti, but holotype of latter (from Cooktown, in N Queensland) is intergrade between S New Guinea/N Australian population and nominate race of E Australia. Proposed race apsleyi (Melville I, in Northern Territory) synonymized with albipennis. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- griseigularis van Oort, 1909 - S New Guinea (Trans-Fly and Digoel region, from Merauke E to Wassi Kussa R) and N Australia (Cape York Peninsula, in N Queensland).
- albipennis Gould, 1841 - N Western Australia (Kimberley Division) E across Top End of Northern Territory (including Melville I) to extreme NW Queensland (Nicholson-Leichhardt rivers, on S Gulf of Carpentaria).
- cyanotis (Latham, 1801) - E Australia from base of Cape York Peninsula S (in Queensland E of Thomson-Barcoo Drainage Basin) to NC & NW Victoria (mainly along Murray R and N foothills of Great Divide) and in SE South Australia.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 18 videos
A bird feeding on nectar in a tree. Locality Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
Josep del Hoyo 16 October 2010 3 years ago 19 sec 4.7
A close-up of an adult bird perched on a branch and flying away Locality Wodonga, Victoria, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
Nick Talbot 25 July 2007 6 years ago 18 sec 4.6
An immature bird feeding on a Banksia flower. Locality Banora Point, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia (ssp cyanotis )
Nick Talbot 7 July 2013 51 weeks ago 22 sec 4.5
A bird perched and descending to a bench Locality Queensland, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
Eldert Groenewoud 23 July 2007 6 years ago 25 sec 4.4
An adult perched on a branch Locality Dayboro, Queensland, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
Tom Tarrant 31 March 1995 9 years ago 31 sec 4.4
an adult bird foraging on the ground Locality Northern Territory, Australia
marianhw 1 April 2010 4 years ago 20 sec 4.3
PhotosSee all 36 photos
Blue-faced Honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis) sitting next to the water
Locality Queensland, Australia
LenkaGondova 21 weeks ago 4.3
A bird feeding a young on a palm leave.
Locality Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
Brian J. Coates 1 year ago 4.3
Blue-faced Honeyeater, Entomyzon cyanotis albipennis, This subspecies is common across Australia's Top End.
Locality Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia (ssp albipennis)
BirdExplorers 25 November 2007 2 years ago 4.3
Adult bird in typicalpose on tree
Locality Inskip Point, Rainbow Beach, Queensland, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
David Taylor 1 November 2010 3 years ago 4.3
Locality Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia (ssp albipennis)
Arthur Grosset 4 October 2013 27 weeks ago 4.2
adult in a tree
Locality Paluma Range National Park, Queensland, Australia (ssp cyanotis)
Georges Olioso 23 September 2007 5 years ago 4.1
Two birds moving in its outdoor cage and giving calls Locality Zoo Basel (Zolli), Basel, Basel-Stadt Canton, Switzerland
Michael C 16 January 2010 4 years ago 4
A group of birds squabbling with Noisy Miners in a park. Locality Banora Green, Banora Point, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Nick Talbot 18 August 2012 1 year ago 0