White-cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris niger) - HBW 13, p. 668
French: Méliphage fardé
Spanish: Mielero Cariblanco
Other common names: Herberton/Moustached Honeyeater
Taxonomy: Certhia nigra Bechstein, 1811, "Neuholland" = region of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- gouldii (Schlegel, 1872) - coastal and subcoastal SW Australia from Murchison R S to Esperance-Israelite Bay, occasionally E to Eyre Bird Observatory (50 km S of Cocklebiddy).
- niger (Bechstein, 1811) - E Australia on and E of Great Divide, from NE Queensland (Mt Windsor Tableland S, inland to Wongabel, Ravenshoe and upper reaches of Burdekin R, to Paluma Range) and, disjunctly, from Eungella National Park (inland from Mackay) S to SE New South Wales (Illawarra region to Shoalhaven R).
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 8 videos
A close-up of a bird, bobbing its head, poking out its tongue, scratching its head and calling. Locality Shortland Wetlands, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (ssp niger)
Nick Talbot 30 September 2005 3 years ago 35 sec 4.6
An adult bird feeding on nectar Locality Paluma, Queensland, Australia (ssp niger)
Eldert Groenewoud 27 July 2007 4 years ago 12 sec 4.5
An adult perched on top of a plant Locality Australia
Tom Tarrant 1996 8 years ago 30 sec 4.4
Two birds feeding on jam and showing confidence with people Locality Paluma, Queensland, Australia (ssp niger)
Peter Waanders 3 August 2004 6 years ago 35 sec 4.3
One bird feeding on bottlebrush Locality Broadwater National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Bill Murray 26 September 2009 3 years ago 25 sec 4.3
A bird preening and calling Locality Shortland Wetlands, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (ssp niger)
Nick Talbot 25 September 2005 3 years ago 17 sec 4.2
PhotosSee all 15 photos
A White-cheeked Honeyeater perched.
Locality Lesmurdie, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Nicholas Tomney 31 May 2012 1 year ago 4
Adult bird on flowers
Locality Perth, Western Australia, Australia (ssp gouldii)
Peter Strauss 29 March 2011 2 years ago 3.9
White-cheeked Honeyeater perched on a bush
Locality Yuraygir National Park, New South Wales, Australia
Lindsay Hansch 2 September 2012 37 weeks ago 3.7
White-Cheeked Honeyeater on a branch.
Locality Careel Headland Reserve, Avalon, New South Wales, Australia
Keff McCulloch 4 February 2011 1 year ago 3.7
A bird feeding on flowers
Locality Lake Tinaroo, Queensland, Australia (ssp niger)
Gustavo A. Rodríguez 2 July 2008 9 weeks ago 3.6
An adult perched.
Locality Paluma, Queensland, Australia (ssp niger)
Fran Trabalon 19 October 2007 2 years ago 3.6