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Aug 3, 2017

I wonder if honeyeaters ever get stung?

Photo by Robert Wyatt / Alamy
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Emtomyzon cyanotis
There are more than 182 species of honeyeaters in Australia, New Guinea, New Zealand and many south Pacific islands.   In the photo above, a male Blue-faced Honeyeater is seen in Undara Volcanic National Park, in Queensland, Australia.   The photo below shows a honeyeater  typically hanging from a branch while feeding on nectar.   Feeding exclusively on nectar from flowers would minimize getting stung by a bee, I suppose.

Photo by J.J.Harrison/Wikimedia Commons
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