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An Australasian songbird with a long brushlike tongue for feeding on nectar.
- ‘Bell-birds and tuis - forest birds in the nectar-feeding family called honeyeaters - have brushlike tongues that enable them to lap up honeydew drops easily.’
- ‘Based in luxurious beachside bungalows, and fed delicious fare such as linguini with local crab and coconut sauce, we shared the island with white-collared kingfishers and orange-breasted honeyeaters.’
- ‘My grandfather wanted to look through the book and quickly became enthralled by its colorful plates of whistlers, honeyeaters, parrots, pigeons, and doves.’
- ‘Data on the foraging activities of honeyeaters were collected for each of the eight sites during four 45-minute sessions throughout the observation day.’
- ‘Traditionally, C. marchei has been considered to be a honeyeater in the family Meliphagidae.’
- ‘What the indigenous people called this pretty bird I do not know, but today it is known as the Blue-faced honeyeater, or Entomyzon cyanotis.’
- ‘Of those, three were cormorants and five were honeyeaters.’
- ‘Being honeyeaters, black-eared miners will consume nectar, but most of their diet is insects that they find under the bark of mature mallee eucalypts.’
- ‘Still, bees are probably not as important to these mistletoes as native honeyeaters are, because the bees enter far fewer flowers.’
- ‘I say there's not a huge difference in planting banksias to attract honeyeaters to your garden and scattering some wild birdseed out for the finches.’
- ‘Of the 170 species of honeyeaters in Australia and the Pacific Islands, only three - the tui, the bellbird, and the stitchbird (the latter surviving only on offshore islands) - are found in New Zealand.’
- ‘When we got to the island, we were most anxious to see the stitchbird, since this was the only place where we would encounter this unusual honeyeater.’
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