Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (species: Lichenostomus melanops) in Border Ranges NP (Gaia Guide)
Lichenostomus melanops
Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

©David Cook: Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)

©Tom Tarrant: Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)

©Tom Tarrant: Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Lichenostomus
Species Lichenostomus melanops
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It has a bright yellow forehead, crown and throat, a black mask and a yellow ear and forehead tuft. The back is olive-green and underparts more of an olive-yellow. Females are usually smaller. (Wikipedia)


  • From 17 cm to 23 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Distribution and habitat preferences

found in the south-east ranges of Australia from south-east Queensland through eastern New South Wales and across Victoria into the tip of Southeastern South Australia. (Wikipedia)


Food includes lerps and other invertebrates, as well as nectar from eucalypts and other flowers. (Wikipedia)

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