My bird for today is one of the very common ones that lives in my garden - New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae).
These little fellows are very active, unafraid, aggressive towards other honeyeaters and very common in gardens and park. I am get a lot of pleasure watching their antics in the garden and in flight.
The sexes are alike - mostly black and white streaked, with a bright yellow wing patch and white ringed eyes. They are mainly reliant on nectar, but do eat insects which they catch in mid-air and are very protective of their feeding grounds. In our garden they like the Banksias, Grevilleas, Salvias and Agapanthus. They have a loud metallic high pitched call and other contact and alarm calls.
Drying in the sun.
Best of Friends
Liz Needle - linking with "Saturday Critters", "Our World Tuesday", "Wild Bird Wednesday" and "I'd Rather B Birding".