Meliphaga gracilis

Meliphaga gracilis

Graceful honeyeater

(Graceful honeyeater)

FAMILY

Meliphagidae

Species

Meliphaga gracilis

Common name

Graceful honeyeater

Main colour

Olive-brown

Distinctive feature

Prominent yellow spot behind the eye, size 14-17 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

The body of this species is olive-brown in colour but wings and lower back tend to be darker, the underparts are a light brown. Differs from the Yellow-spotted honeyeater, by the lighter body shade, the larger yellow patch and absence of a line under the eye. Legs and feet brown, eyes brown, bill brown. Usually found in forested areas. Photograph courtesy of Ian Montgomery, www.birdway.com.au