Unassuming bird feeds on nectar

Bob Trask snapped this Brown Honeyeater in a neighbour's tree.

Birds of Boyne and Tannum with Bob Trask

A medium to small bird, the Brown Honeyeater with its olive-brown back and head, grey-brown underparts and a yellow patch behind the eye, is not a spectacular looking bird but it does have some great attributes.

Its curved bill and highly developed tongue allow it feed very effectively on nectar from flowers.

It has very fast, manoeuvrable flight patterns allow it to zoom around trees and shrubs and even catch insects in flight!

This one stopped long enough in a neighbour’s tree, to have its photo taken.