The White-gaped Honeyeater–Stomiopera unicolor is frequent round Broome, however you discover them principally alone and never with others of the identical species. They’re usually a vocal species, which aids in finding them, as a result of they aren’t the brightest of the Honeyeater species. White-gaped Honeyeaters are one of many bigger of the Honeyeater species and principally uninteresting just like the Dusky Honeyeater, however a bigger species with a big white patch close to the invoice. Dusky Honeyeaters are solely noticed near the Western Australia/Northern Territory border to the north, so that you gained’t be observing them round Broome anyway!
The header photograph reveals the everyday profile of a White-gaped Honeyeater that I’ve been observing on my early morning walks lately. The benefit of the chilly, crisp early morning walks are the gorgeous blue skies, no warmth haze and an opportunity to put on socks! Admittedly some mornings have been damp, however that provides to the variability. By figuring out the place the very best flowering Hakeas are I can often discover some birds feeding within the early morning solar.
White-gaped Honeyeater in foliage
As you possibly can see from the images above the “white gape” shouldn’t be essentially that apparent. The White-gaped Honeyeater seems to only be a uninteresting Australian fowl. Nicely, I finally managed to seize some images of White-gaped Honeyeaters with their “white gape” much more apparent and I’ll now share them beneath.
As you possibly can see above, if the White-gaped Honeyeater you observe, somewhat than simply hear, is out within the open then you possibly can clearly see the “white gape”. In any other case, you would possibly simply suppose there’s a noisy uninteresting fowl within the vegetation!