Honeyeater snapped in yard

Bob Trask took this photo of a Dusky Honeyeater in his yard.

Birds of Boyne and Tannum with Bob Trask

In this photograph, taken in my front yard at Boyne Island, this Dusky Honeyeater was busy feeding on nectar from the flowers of a bottlebrush.

The Dusky Honeyeater is a small bird (12-15cm long) with dark brown plumage.

They are most often found in fairly wet coastal habitats such as forest, scrub, mangrove swamps but are also seen in parks and gardens where there are flowering plants and plenty of insects to eat.

Dusky honeyeaters breed in the dry season and build well-hidden, small cup shaped nests made of pieces of bark and leaves, held together with spiderweb.