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    Good morning all. Just back from some time in the Top End with my lovely wife to celebrate her birthday. Somehow the bird camera happened to fall into the luggage and I had a chance to get out a couple of times to look at Darwin's birds - including the first of the photos, which is a honeyeater that I photographed last week in the Darwin suburb of Nightcliff. Could it perhaps be a White-gaped Honeyeater without the white gape? Otherwise, what on earth is it?

    The second one is one I found while browsing my honeyeater files looking for a clue to the first photo - a honeyeater I took in Townsville a few years ago (month of July). I'm thinking it's a juvenile bird, but the pink bill is throwing me. Does anyone know what it is?

    Thanks, a confused John.

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    I'd be guessing Dusky Honeyeater for the first one.
    For #2 no idea I'm afraid.

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    I think No. 1 agree is a dusky, second looks like a brown backed HE.
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    Dusky for first, no idea on second!
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    Thank you very much for your assistance, gentlemen!

    John

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    Dusky and Brown-backed John
    Cheers, Dave

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    Thanks, Dave!

    John

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