AUSTRALASIAN Tropical & Subtropical Savanna
honeyeaters

The honeyeaters are the biggest family of birds in the northern Australian bush... 

Family Meliphagidae, Honeyeaters

Throughout the warmer parts of the world there are always birds that have evolved to feed specifically on nectar. In Australasia, it is the honeyeaters. They are the biggest family of birds in Australia, including the northern tropical woodlands.   

Melithreptus albogularis, 'White-throated Honeyeater', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found across northern Australia and down along the east coast.

Stomiopera unicolor, 'White-gaped Honeyeater', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found in various habitats across northern Australia.

Conopophila rufogularis'Rufous-throated Honeyeater', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found in various habitats across northern Australia.

Philemon citreogularis, 'Little Friarbird', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found in woodlands across northern Australia north into New Guinea, and south along east coast into south-eastern Australia.

Ptilotula flavescens'Yellow-tinted Honeyeater' (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found in various habitats across northern Australia.

Lichmera indistincta'Brown Honeyeater',  (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Adaptable and found in a variety of habitats across much of Australia, except for the drier inland and extreme south-east. 

Ramsayornis fasciatus, 'Bar-breasted Honeyeater', (Wyndham Caravan Park, Western Australia). Found in woodlands, especially around rivers and Paperbark wetlands, across northern Australia.


Thinking of travelling again after everything settles down? One of the first expeditions I am booked to work on is the NZ sub-Antarctics with Silversea Expeditions and Australia with Coral Expeditions. And here is a shortened version of one of my lectures in a warmer part of the world.