Important COVID-19 update
Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.
For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.
Yellow-faced honeyeater. Credit: 0ystercatcher
This slender honeyeater has a distinctive yellow strip under the eye on each side of its face, giving it its name. If you look closely, you’ll notice the yellow flash is framed with a band of black and the bird has blue eyes. Growing up to 17 centimetres, the bird is typical of honeyeaters, with a brown back and paler mottled-brown underneath.
You are most likely to notice yellow-faced honeyeaters in autumn when they travel in large flocks from the mountains to the coast. During this time they can be seen and heard throughout Booderee’s forests.
Yellow-faced honeyeaters feed on nectar, pollen, fruit, seeds and insects, foraging in the flowers and foliage of trees and shrubs. You will rarely see them on the ground.
Nests can be found in narrow branch forks, made from bark and grass and lined with moss. Two or three eggs per breeding pair is common.
These honeyeaters are quite noisy - their calls include a chick-up and a pirrup pirrup pirrup.
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