Unsorted Wild Birds

New Holland Honeyeater

The New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) are found throughout southern Australia.


It is around eighteen centimetres long, and is mainly black, with a white iris, white facial tufts, and yellow margins on its wing and tail feathers. It is a very active bird and it rarely sits long enough to give an extended view.

When danger approaches a New Holland Honeyeater, such as a bird of prey, a group of Honeyeaters will form together and give a warning call.

Males and females look alike in looks with the exception that females are slightly smaller. Younger Honeyeaters are mostly brown and have grey eyes.


New Holland Honeyeaters mostly eat the nectar of a flower as well as fruit, insects, and spiders. They sometimes feed alone but they usually gather in large groups.


Gordon Ramel

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