Friday, September 17, 2010

A flower a day for September. #16. Oops, a day late , again!!

Boy-o-boy am I chuffed with this photo :-)

I learnt something yesterday and all by accident.You see up to 24 hours ago I had never seen this bird before (Blue-faced Honeyeater ) nor did I have a clue what it would be called. Now thanks to modern technology (ie; digital camera, computer, internet and facebook) I can tell you, with a moderate degree of authority that this is a Entomyzon cyanotis but you all knew that anyway, didn't you?

Entomyzon cyanotis (MELIPHAGIDAE) Blue-faced Honeyeater


I also have to thank a few facebook friends who helped me identify this guy/girl and for providing me with the following link,
Entomyzon cyanotis (MELIPHAGIDAE) Blue-faced Honeyeater

As for the shrub he/she's on/in it's a Grevellia hybrid, most probably a 'Robyn Gorden' or 'Superb'.

Cheers and happy honey eaters,

Stewart

3 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful photos Stewart. Thank you. I just love honeyeaters. Pretty sure it's a Grevillea Superb he's on, we have one. Cheers!

livingasherby said...

Very nice shots Stewart. Do you get many birds in your garden? I imagine you would get lots with all these flowers.

Stewart said...

Thanks Susan.

Hi Herby, I wish it was my back yard but a lot of the photos are from all around my neighborhood when I go for a walk. As for birds, there are heaps around as the escarpment/range and virginish bush/scrub is just on the other side of the hill we live on.