Geographical Range Australia
Habitat Open forests, savanna, scrub
Scientific Name Entomyzon cyanotis
Conservation Status Common

This bird's face is naturally bare of feathers; the blue you see is brilliantly colored skin. The honeyeater lives in woodlands, where it feeds on insects, nectar and fruit. All 170 species of honeyeaters have a unique adaptation: a long tongue with a brush-like tip that they use to get nectar from flowers. The tongue can be extended into the nectar about 10 times per second!

Did You Know?

Honeyeaters are important pollinators of many Australian flowering plants.