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Information for Yellow-spotted honeyeater - Meliphaga notata

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Yellow-spotted honeyeater
Meliphaga notata

Also known as the Lesser lewin, this olive-brown and grey bird is endemic to north Queensland.


Yellow-spotted honeyeater - Meliphaga notata in a Bleeding heart tree near the Daintree River - Photo by Alex Pawlow


It is named after the distinctive yellow spot behind its eye. It also has a bright yellow patch below the eye.

You will normally find this bird in the branches in tropical rainforests where it feeds on insects, nectar and fruit. They tend to be observed in small numbers, usually two or three and do not form large groups.

They make a small (around 5-7cm) cup-shaped nest of interwoven bark and small twigs in bushes or trees, and breed between August and January.