Ramsayornis modestus

Ramsayornis modestus

brown-backed honeyeaters Juvenile and adult

(Brown-backed Honeyeater)

FAMILY

Meliphagidae

Species

Ramsayornis modestus

Common name

Brown-backed Honeyeater

Main colour

Brown

Distinctive feature

Breast pale with brown scalloped markings, size 11-12 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This small bird is uncommon on the Townsville campus but can be found at times near water. This bird has a dull brown body, a thin pale line under the eye but the underparts are distinctive. They are pale with dark brown arcs so they appear as though scalloped. Legs and feet dark, eyes pinkish-red, bill pinkish-red.