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Entomyzon cyanotis (MELIPHAGIDAE) Blue-faced Honeyeater

Entomyzon cyanotis (MELIPHAGIDAE) Blue-faced Honeyeater
Photo: Derek Boddington

Large bird with black head and neck, striking turquoise blue patches around yellow eyes. White underbelly, golden-olive-green wings, tail and back. Beak blue becomming grey at the tip.

Found in northern and eastern mainland Australia, in tropical, sub-tropical and semi-arid zones mostly in open forests and woodlands close to water, as well as monsoon forests, mangroves and coastal heathlands.

Feeds mostly on insects and other invertebrates, but also eats nectar and fruit from native and exotic plants.