Meliphaga notata

Meliphaga notata

Meliphaga notata

(Yellow-spotted Honeyeater)

FAMILY

Meliphagidae

Species

Meliphaga notata

Common name

Yellow-spotted Honeyeater

Main colour

Brown

Distinctive feature

Yellow patch behind eye and yellow line runs from bill to below eye, size 16-19 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

Usually found in rainforest areas as well as woodlands, the overall colour of this species is brown with darker brown blotches on the back, underparts are lighter brown to olive-brown. The small yellow patch near the eye and the yellow line distinguish this species from others. Legs and feet brown, eyes brown, bill brown to black. Sometimes also referred to as the ‘Lesser Lewin’.