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Yellow-throated Honeyeater

The Yellow-throated Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavicollis), also known as the Green Cherry-picker, Green Dick, or Green Linnet, is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family. It is endemic to Australia’s island state of Tasmania. Its natural habitat is temperate forests.

The Yellow-throated Honeyeater is a medium sized honeyeater with a relatively long tail. It is an olive green above, with a silver-grey crown, face, and underbody contrasting with a distinctive bright yellow chin and throat. There is a small yellow ear-patch and the wing feathers are outlined with yellow. The bill is black and the eye is a deep ruby red. Females are smaller than males. Young birds are very similar to adults, but duller.

Yellow-throated Honeyeater