Lewins's Honeyeater Gallery

Meliphaga lewinii
These honeyeaters are permanent residents at Wombolly, feeding on whatever plants are in flower.  They join the other nectar feeders when the silky oaks are in flower, or flit among the callistemons and grevilleas. Their high pitched machine-gun-like call often echoes down the valley.  They are always in the bird bath and in Spring are often seen with beak-fulls of nest-building material.  Click on images to enlarge.

Listen to the call of the Lewin's Honeyeater recorded at Wombolly and note why it is sometimes called the "Machine Gun" bird.

Lewin's Honeyeater at Wombolly

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