Blue-faced honeyeater in exhibit

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Scientific Name
Entomyzon cyanotis
Northern and eastern Australia and southern New Guinea
Open forests and woodlands near water
Estimated Wild Population
Blue-faced honeyeater in exhibit Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern Endangered Status Graph - Least Concern

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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.

Did You Know?

Blue-faced honeyeaters are also known as “banana birds” in tropical areas due to their habit of feeding on banana fruit and flowers.

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

They are early risers, often beginning their call 30 minutes before sunrise.

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