White-naped Honeyeater

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Woko
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White-naped Honeyeater

It's a hot & overcast, windy day today so it was unusual to see a White-naped Honeyeater on the brim of our bird bath. We have occasional visits from a White-naped Honeyeater or two or three in late autumn or winter so this was a little out of season. 

Also unusual was the head which is usually black. On this individual it appeared that about 50% of the black had been scraped off exposing white beneath. I wondered if this indentified it as a juvenile although I saw no brown coloring on it. 

sue818
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Could it have damage to the head feathers, Woko? I remember seeing a Grey Shrike-thrush in WA that seemed to be trying out a monk's hair-do.

Woko
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Maybe, Sue, but I couldn't reall tell. 

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