Bird of the Week Challenge: 2nd June - Honeyeaters

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 2nd June - Honeyeaters

Happy Monday everyone.

I loved the stories around last week's challenge. I desperately tried to add to the 'outside the comfort zone' challenge - there has been a Noisy Pitta spotted at the Armory here over the past week - a quite unusual sighting in Sydney. Unfortunately just about everyone else has managed to see it but me! 

Anyway, this week I thought we would shift focus back to a group of birds. This time, the Honeyeaters - and by Honeyeaters - I mean those with Honeyeater in their common name, not all members of the Meliphagidae family (so no Miners, Wattlebirds, Spinebills etc). Your challenge is to share a photo of a honeyeater - but we are only going to allow one photo per species (e.g. there can only be one photo featuring a New Holland Honeyeater.). Lets see how many of them we can get. I think there are about 54 species in total.

Guidelines:

  • You can only post photos of birds whose common name ends in honeyeater - e.g. Blue-faced Honeyeater. Other honeyeater species (Wattlebirds etc) cannot be posted.
  • Each species can only be posted once by any participant (and only one photo per participant for each species). If a species appears more than once then the subsequent post will be removed - e.g there can only be one photo posted of a White-cheeked Honeyeater.
  • You take part multiple times but you must wait until other people have posted before entering again. If you post within that frequency then your post will be removed.

 

 

Annie W
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Starting off  with:

Strong-billed Honeyeater

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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Brown Honeyeater, ( Note to myself,"must learn more about reducing the size of photographs").

Samford Valley Qld.

Elsie
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A Scarlet honeyeater, I can't wait to see everyones photossmiley

Araminta
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New Holland Honeyeater

M-L

Cotton
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Yellow-tufted Honeyeater.

Curtis

rawshorty
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Black Honeyeater

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Rick N
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White Plumed Honeyeater

Araminta
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Yellow-faced Honeyeater.

M-L

shoop
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Singing Honeyeater

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Elsie
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Striped honeyeater. Great photos everyone!!!

rawshorty
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Fuscous Honeyeater

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Cotton
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Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater.

Curtis

shoop
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White-cheeked Honeyeater

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

sue818
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Red-Headed Honeyeater

rawshorty
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Painted Honeyeater

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Annie W
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Crescent Honeyeater

NW Tasmania

Araminta
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Lewin's Honeyeater

M-L

shoop
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White-naped Honeyeater

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Cotton
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Blue-faced Honeyeater.

Curtis

Rick N
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White Fronted Honeyeater

Araminta
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Brown-headed Honeyeater

M-L

Elsie
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White-throated Honeyeater smiley

birdie
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This is a really bad shot but it is the only one I managed to get of a Mangrove Honeyeater that was worth even looking at.

Sunshine Coast Queensland

Reflex
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I'm begining to wonder just how many different species of Honeyeaters there are!! Some really good quality photo's folks!

Samford Valley Qld.

Annie W
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Beautiful shot Peter!  I think this weeks challenge is only birds with the name Honeyeater at the end though, not all members of the Meliphagidae family, to quote Holly.  smiley Just thought I'd mention it before this weeks challenge starts to go off track too.

NW Tasmania

Holly
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Yep you are right Annie - just those with Honeyeaters in the common name (not all from the family). Sorry guys. I will remove that post Peter but please keep contributing.

 

pacman
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oops, I did not read the instructions carefully (a boy read) - I will delete the above pic

Rufous-banded Honeyeater

Peter

Cotton
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White-eared Honeyeater.

Curtis

rawshorty
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Took about 80 shots of this one and not one turned out good sad

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

timrp
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Araminta you posted the same species as Curtis, the rules are: Each species can only be posted once by any participant.

Holly
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Yep double-checking - the Helmeted Honeyeater is a sub species of the Yellow-tufted (I had to double-check, I thought they were separate).

Will remove the Helmeted but ML - post another species.

 

Cotton
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Sorry about that Araminta, but what a lovely photo yes! Apparently, they're a critically endangered subspecies.

Curtis

sue818
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Regent Honeyeater... apologies for the terrible photo but it was high against the sun.

pacman
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A Eungella Honeyeater - only found in the Eungella Ranges, west of Mackay, Qld

Peter

Araminta
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Holly wrote:

Yep double-checking - the Helmeted Honeyeater is a sub species of the Yellow-tufted (I had to double-check, I thought they were separate).

Will remove the Helmeted but ML - post another species.

Thanks for that Holly .I would like to point out that the Helmeted Honeyeater is one of the most endangered birds, with only about 80 birds left.I thought about this before posting and thought it might be of interest to show it. Must be new , still think it is seperate.

M-L

Holly
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Araminta wrote:

 

 

Holly wrote:

Yep double-checking - the Helmeted Honeyeater is a sub species of the Yellow-tufted (I had to double-check, I thought they were separate).

Will remove the Helmeted but ML - post another species.

 

Thanks for that Holly .I would like to point out that the Helmeted Honeyeater is one of the most endangered birds, with only about 80 birds left.I thought about this before posting and thought it might be of interest to show it. Must be new , still think it is seperate.

 

Thanks ML - yes they are in big trouble.

I can't keep up with all the taxonomic changes!

 

timrp
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I didn't even notice that it was race cassidix, if I had noticed I wouldn't have thought it was against the rules since it looks so different.

pacman
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Keep posting folks - I think that I have 5 more to add.

Peter

Rick N
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Just fantastic photos people. I'm done but hoping to see many more.

Annie W
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Wonderful Honeyeater collection so far everyone!

Black-headed Honeyeater

NW Tasmania

sue818
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I have 5 more (although my Dusky HE is a poor shot). Great to see so many represented. What a lovely Black-Headed HE

 Sue

pacman
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Holly - no new pics for a day, please consider amending the rules to allow for a pic after 1 other pic has been posted

Peter

Elsie
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I am all out, but it sounds like there are some more photos to come - I can't wait! I never realised that there were so many honeyeaters!smiley Well done everyone!

Annie W
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I have one left from Tas (we only have six), unless of course anyone who hasn't posted or posted for a while wishes to pop it up before Sunday.

NW Tasmania

Headsie
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White gaped honeyeater

sue818
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Good one Headise. What a wonderful collection of HE pictures this challenge has produced.

Yellow-Tinted Honeyeater. Now I have only 3 HE shots  remaining being Grey-Headed, Yellow and Dusky HEs. They are not my best photos so hopefully someone else can fill in the gaps. Sue

Holly
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pacman wrote:

 

Holly - no new pics for a day, please consider amending the rules to allow for a pic after 1 other pic has been posted

 

Yep lets go one poster in between now - well done everyone.

 

Headsie
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Grey headed honeyeater.

judym

Dusky Honeyeater

Headsie
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Barred Honeyeater.

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