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Striped Honeyeater

The Striped Honeyeater, (Plectorhyncha lanceolata), is a honeyeater native to Australia. This species is found mainly in eastern Australia, predominantly inland. It lives in forests and woodlands as well as urban areas.

The Striped Honeyeater is a medium-sized bird with an average length of 8.66 inches. It is adorned with gray feathers covering it’s body and brown wings and tail.

The Striped Honeyeater builds a cup-shaped nest made from grass and other materials about 50 to 60 inches above the ground and both parents share in the incubation of the eggs. As a honeyeater, this species consumes nectar and plant sugars. It will also eat insects, fruit and berries.

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Striped Honeyeater