Project Description

blue-faced hoenyeater

Blue-Faced Honeyeater

Entomyzon cyanotis

Animal Class: Birds

Length: 12 to 13 inches

Diet: Wild: Main food source is insects, also nectar, pollen, berries, crops, and eggs of other bird species.

Habitat: The blue-faced honeyeater lives in woodlands, mangroves, parks, and gardens of Australasia. They like to nest by paperbark trees.

Description: The blue-faced honeyeater has a vivid blue skin patch on a black and white face. The body is olive green with white underparts and a black bib. The blue-faced honeyeater is the largest of its family. Pairs often use the nests of other species, sometimes evicting the current occupants by force, and relining the nest for their own eggs. These birds are very active, noisy, and aggressive. These birds are able to forage in trees, on the ground, and catch insects in flight. Their tongues have a brush-like tip for collecting fluids such as nectar.

Our Animals: Gretel and Bjorn