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Black-headed honeyeater  Melithreptus affinus

 

 

The Black-headed honeyeater is confined to Tasmania and the Bass Strait Islands. Its head is completely black. lacking the white nape of other similar honeyeaters. Distinguish from Strong-billed honeyeater in Tas. This bird is found in a wide range of habitats of forest, woodland and heath, and often travels in noisy flocks. Its voice is a sharp whistle.

It is nomadic in winter and breeds in the outer foliage of  eucalypts about 20m from the ground.October-January. It is often host to the eggs of the Pallid cuckoo.