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Photo by stoop
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia, June 2007

Includes: Indonesian Honeyeater

Lichmera indistincta

Identification

Male 12–16 cm (4¾-6¼ in); female 11·5–15 cm (4½-6 in)

  • Dark olive brown upperparts
  • Pale grey underparts
  • Yellow tuft behind eye
  • Yellow-olive wing patches and tail
  • Long curved black bill

Distribution

Juvenile
Photo by Tom Tarrant
Samsonvale, Southeast Queensland, Australia, September 2005

Asia and Australasia
Southeast Asia: Indonesia, Greater Sundas, Lesser Sundas, Moluccas
Australasia: Papua New Guinea, Australia: New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Taxonomy

Photo by Mat & Cathy
Bedugul, Bali, Indonesia, September 2011

Subspecies limbata was until recently separated as a full species, Indonesian Honeyeater.

Subspecies

Five subspecies are recognized[1].

  • L. i. limbata:
  • L. i. ocularis:
  • L. i. nupta:
  • Aru Islands
  • L. i. indistincta:
  • L. i. melvillensis:

Habitat

Open woodland near water, mangroves, heathland, and urban gardens.

Behaviour

Diet

The diet consists mostly of nectar with the addition of invertebrates, spiders and insects.

Breeding

The female constructs a cup shaped nest from bark, grass and down. The female incubates the eggs, and both sexes feed the young.

Vocalisation

Has a loud strident call.

References

  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, T. A. Fredericks, J. A. Gerbracht, D. Lepage, S. M. Billerman, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2022. The eBird/Clements checklist of Birds of the World: v2022. Downloaded from https://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Gill, F, D Donsker, and P Rasmussen (Eds). 2023. IOC World Bird List (v 13.1)_red. Doi 10.14344/IOC.ML.13.1. http://www.worldbirdnames.org/
  3. Avibase
  4. Birds in Backyards
  5. Higgins, P. J., L. Christidis, and H. Ford (2022). Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta), version 1.1. In Birds of the World (S. M. Billerman, Editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, NY, USA. https://doi.org/10.2173/bow.brohon1.01.1

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