White-fronted Honeyeater Purnella albifrons

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White-fronted Honeyeater
Scientific Classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Purnella
Species:P. albifrons
Binomial name
Purnella albifrons

An unusual-looking honeyeater species found mainly in the dry, arid interior of the continent.

[top]Description

Black head with white face mask and a black dividing line down the centre of the forehead gives this honeyeater a unique appearance. Grey cheek patch and a small red wattle sits just behind the eye. The throat and breast is black with its back and chest being streaked white and black. Greeny-gold wing panel, tail edged in yellow.

[top]Behavioural characteristics



[top]Distribution and habitat

A moderately common, nomadic species that follows flowering bushes and shrubs throughout the dry interior of Australia.

[top]Breeding



[top]Voice

Call recorded at Brookfield Conservation Park, SA on 12/03/2012.
White-fronted.Honeyeater_call.mp3

[top]Where to find

Brookfield Conservation Park (SA)

[top]Photographic Tips



[top]Images

Feeding on an Eremophila sp. Brookfield Conservation Park, SAFeeding on an Eremophila sp. Brookfield Conservation Park, SA
Posing atop Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia), Brookfield Conservation Park, SAPosing atop Pearl Bluebush (Maireana sedifolia), Brookfield Conservation Park, SA
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