Yellow Faced Honeyeater

We have a lot of small birds that flit through the trees on our property, and today I managed to grab a couple of (not very good) photos of one.

This little guy doesn't appear in Wildlife of Greater Brisbane, and I don't have a larger bird book to consult, so if anyone knows what it might be (note, it's not a Bellbird / Bell Miner).

Location: Cedar Creek (about 2kms from Mt Glorious), NW of Brisbane, Qld, Australia

EDIT: Apparently it appears in the second ed. of Wildlife of Greater Brisbane (I have the 1st Ed).

View all photos taken: Friday, 6th June 2008, This photo: 1:24pm

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  • photo by Alison said:
    Sorry, I don't know the name, but it's very pretty. I love watching the birds in our trees... it's so peaceful.
  • David de Groot said:
    I found out later that it's a Yellow-faced Honeyeater.
    You're right though, it's very relaxing watching and listening to the birds (more listening than watching around here as they're hard to spot, but quite vocal).
  • maasha said:
    I haven't seen that one - or if I have, it would not have been sitting still long enough for me to take a shot of it (wow - here is prolly some English gramma issues). Anyhows, here is the Lewin's Honeymonster to compare with ...
  • David de Groot said:
    They hang around fairly high up in the trees, it's only that I was on the veranda that I could get him at all.
    Hmmm, similar to that Lewin's one but not the same.