Myzomela obscura

Myzomela obscura

Myzomela obscura

(Dusky Honeyeater)

FAMILY

Meliphagidae

Species

Myzomela obscura

Common name

Dusky Honeyeater

Main colour

Brown

Distinctive feature

Dark grey-brown above, paler below, size 12-14 cm

Campus

Cairns

Description

A dark brown bird with paler underparts, it favours both rainforest and associated woodlands. There is a slightly darker patch around the eye, almost the latter stages of a ‘black eye’! There is often a rusty tinge to the face and neck. Legs and feet brown, eyes black, bill black.

Additional Photos

feeding on flowers and fruit

Feeding on flowers and fruit of umbrella tree (Schefflera actinophylla)