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Information for Lewin`s honeyeater - Meliphaga lewinii

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Lewin`s honeyeater
Meliphaga lewinii

Preferring the wetter areas of eastern Australia, this small bird is often seen in the upper branches of trees, feeding on fruit and insects.

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Lewins honeyeater - Meliphaga lewinii - Photo by Alan Hinton

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They breed from September to January and make a cup shaped nest from grass and twigs bound with spider web.

The Lewin's honeyeater is distinguished from similar looking birds by the yellow, cresent shaped patches on the side of their head and a yellow gape.
The call of the Lewin's Honyeater is also distinctive and has been described as a "machine gun" trill, or rattling. Click here to hear a recording of their call.