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Brown-backed Honeyeater

Brown-backed Honeyeater

These young Brown-backed Honeyeaters gave this southerner quite a puzzle for a while: they seemed to have barring on the chest like a Bar-breasted Honeyeater, yet they were clearly not that species. Most of the field guides only show adult Brown-backed, which are not obviously the same bird.

Brown-backed Honeyeater

Ramsayornis modestus

Giru, Qld

November 2006

Canon 20D

Canon 500/4

2.6° 500mm 400i

f/4 1/350th