Common Name: White-cheeked Honeyeater
Distribution: Mainly coastal Eastern Australia, from around Cairns in north Queensland south to the Victorian border. In Western Australia the coastal region from around Esperance in the south east north to Kalbarri.
Ecological Notes: Occupies coastal heaths, woodlands with dense understory of nectar-rich plants, parks and gardens. Forages for nectar, insects gleaned from foliage and taken in the air.
Additional Notes: The White-cheeked Honeyeater is agile and active, often in squabbling groups. Common across its range, may be sedentary or nomadic, following flowering events.
References: The complete guide to Australian Birds. George Adams. Penguin Random House Australia 2018. p 386.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=phylidonyris+niger Accessed 20/08/2023.