Estimated Wild Population
Blue-faced honeyeaters are brightly colored birds named for the vibrant blue markings that surround their eyes. Most of their face is black—the same color as their breast and neck—and they have a white stomach and mustard-colored markings on their wings and back. Contrary to their name, these birds primarily consume insects.
Interesting Fact 1
Blue-faced honeyeaters are also known as “banana birds” in tropical areas due to their habit of feeding on banana fruit and flowers.
Interesting Fact 2
During breeding season, females lays two or three eggs in a cup-shaped nest made of sticks and bark.
Interesting Fact 3
They are early risers, often beginning their call 30 minutes before sunrise.
Commitment to Care
Lincoln Park Zoo prioritizes individual well-being over everything else. Guided by scientific research, staff and volunteers work to provide the best welfare outcomes for each individual in the zoo’s care.
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Wildlife face many daunting challenges—some global, like planet-wide climate change, and some that affect individuals, like an animal ingesting plastic—but now is not the time to despair. None of these problems are too big for us to come together and solve.