Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

The grey-headed honeyeater is a curious, confident bird with a grey head and yellow belly. It is quite easy to spot despite its small size (about 14 cm).

Despite their name, grey-headed honeyeaters eat mostly insects. You will usually see them in groups of five or more, picking insects from tree branches, bark, leaves or flowers.

These beautiful birds prefer mulga gorges and rocky riverbeds, including the area around Mutitjulu Waterhole.

If you keep quiet and stay still, these inquisitive honeyeaters will often come in close to check you out.

Scientific name

Ptilotula keartlandi

Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara name