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Blue-Faced Honeyeater Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Entomyzon cyanotis
  • Class

  • Order

  • Range

    The blue-faced honeyeater can be found in northern and eastern Australia and southern New Guinea.

  • Status

    Common. Lincoln Park Zoo participates in the Blue-Faced Honeyeater Species Survival Plan®, a shared conservation effort by zoos throughout the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • Habitat

    This songbird species prefers open forests and woodlands close to water.

  • Niche

    Insects make up the primary part of the blue-faced honeyeater’s diet, although, as its name indicates, it also has a preference for snacking on nectar. In the wild, the species often gathers in small flocks to force other birds out of its feeding territories.

  • Life History

    During breeding season, the female lays two-three eggs in a cup-shaped nest made of sticks and bark.


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