The blue-faced honeyeater (Entomyzon cyanotis), also colloquially known as the bananabird, is a passerine bird of the honeyeater family, Meliphagidae.

It is the only member of its genus, and it is most closely related to honeyeaters of the genus Melithreptus. Three subspecies are recognised. At around 29.5 cm (11.6 in) in length, the blue-faced species is large for a honeyeater. Its plumage is distinctive, with olive upperparts, white underparts, and a black head and throat with white nape and cheeks. Males and females are similar in external appearance. Adults have a blue area of bare skin on each side of the face readily distinguishing them from juveniles, which have yellow or green patches of bare skin.



Found in open woodland, parks and gardens, the blue-faced honeyeater is common in northern and eastern Australia and southern New Guinea. It appears to be sedentary in parts of its range and locally nomadic in other parts; however, the species has been little studied. Its diet is mostly composed of invertebrates, supplemented with nectar and fruit. They often take over and renovate old babbler nests, in which the female lays and incubates two or rarely three eggs.
Blue-faced Honeyeater
Date Location Count
2019-10-11 10:35Wyndham4
2019-10-11 07:40King River Road, Wyndham2
2019-10-11 13:51Chimooli Dam, Wyndham4
2019-10-10 15:55Celebrity Tree Park5
2019-10-12 10:00Lily Creek Lagoon (north end), Kununurra1
2019-10-12 08:01Lake Argyle, Ord River Picnic Area3
2019-10-08 08:00George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens1
2019-10-20 16:50Lee Point1
2019-10-09 17:22Marlow Lagoon4
2019-10-07 18:15Sanctuary Lakes - Palmerston--Gunn5
2019-10-14 10:15Eric Asche Park (Farrar)1
2019-10-14 13:10McMinns Lagoon2
2019-10-15 07:44Adelaide River Inn6
2019-10-09 10:10Marrakai Track2
2019-10-07 18:40Corroboree Park2
2019-10-21 17:01Lazy Lizard Campground (Pine Creek)7
2019-10-15 10:00Pine Creek Water Gardens2
2019-10-15 08:30Mary River Roadhouse1
2019-10-09 13:18Kakadu National Park--Cooinda6
2019-10-09 16:39Edith Falls Road2
2019-10-14 16:30Jabiru Town Lake1
2019-10-08 16:50Kakadu National Park--Cahills Crossing Boat Ramp4
2019-10-20 15:44Katherine Wastewater Treatment Plant2
2019-10-14 17:35Katherine East1
2019-10-16 17:00Katherine Gorge campsite2
2019-10-19 08:29Nhulunbuy Town Lagoon5
2019-10-13 08:56Gove Airport4
2019-10-08 07:42east Mulligan Highway--swamp midway W and E Normanby R4
2019-10-09 09:55Cooktown cemetery2
2019-10-09 09:15Lions Park (Cooktown)1
2019-10-14 06:57Mount Carbine Reservoir10
2019-10-11 09:00Upper Daintree Rd1
2019-10-18 09:55Maryfarms2
2019-10-12 14:51East Mary Rd, MaryFarm at -16.57139, 145.194446
2019-10-19 07:00Undara Experience4
2019-10-13 09:15Emu Creek at -17.37944, 144.953896
2019-10-13 08:05Burke Developmental Rd at Eureka Creek Crossing3
2019-10-13 08:38Mt Molloy--Bakers Rd8
2019-10-21 06:09Kingfisher Park Birdwatchers Lodge1
2019-10-21 09:22McDougall Road, Julatten - Lagoon 13
2019-10-11 13:00Julatten5
2019-10-21 12:58Mount Molloy5
2019-10-09 07:39Mt Molloy township10
2019-10-10 07:45Euluma Creek Rd, Julatten at -16.56237, 145.38771 (restricted access)3
2019-10-11 07:30Mareeba Wetland Reserve. Jabiru Section
2019-10-11 06:40Mareeba Wetlands Reserve
2019-10-19 08:08Pickford Rd between Mulligan Hwy and Mareeba Wetlands gate1
2019-10-21 12:07Pickford Rd at Two Mile Creek1
2019-10-11 08:46Granite Gorge Nature Park8
2019-10-13 11:35Irvinebank7
2019-10-12 07:00Lake Tinaroo, Education Centre, Black Gully Rd5
2019-10-13 07:06White Mountains National Park2
2019-10-10 06:05Lucinda2
2019-10-20 07:30Bohle Wetlands Revegetaion Site4
2019-10-20 05:54Carlyle Gardens Retirement Resort, Townsville4
2019-10-14 07:00Mt Louisa4
2019-10-20 09:00Louisa Creek north of Woolcock Street3
2019-10-16 17:28Riverview Tavern (Douglas)5
2019-10-14 09:39Angus Smith Drive, Douglas at -19.33480, 146.73389
2019-10-15 08:54Riverside Gardens, Douglas, Townsville2
2019-10-20 09:15Mundy Creek, Belgian Gardens, Townsville2
2019-10-17 15:18Verhoeven Drive, Douglas, Townsville (restricted access)2
2019-10-17 08:55Ross River Dam Borrow Pits Kelso1
2019-10-16 06:38Ross River Bush Gardens25
2019-10-13 07:15Ross River Dam, Lake Ross and SW Hinterland2
2019-10-11 17:52Fairfield Waters Wetland
2019-10-20 09:17Pacton, Majors Creek (restricted access)2
2019-10-15 05:45Barcaldine4
2019-10-15 17:56Plantation Park and Juru Trail (Ayr)1
2019-10-16 12:26Eungella Dam--Visitor and Camping Area1
2019-10-14 15:00Eungella village and Pine Grove Walk2
2019-10-14 13:00Eungella National Park--Diggings Rd1
2019-10-20 16:38Dunning Wetland (South Mildura)2
2019-10-08 06:20Sandfly Creek, Mackay13
2019-10-14 10:54Emerald Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-21 08:52Middle Lake Ibis Rookery3
2019-10-12 08:34Hay River Reserve2
2019-10-21 16:05Rockhampton Botanic Gardens4
2019-10-20 07:33Cohuna Island Rd at -35.799722, 144.2361111
2019-10-20 14:58Kow Swamp2
2019-10-15 15:33Warwillah Station at -35.02222, 144.889441
2019-10-13 11:55Zilzie Wetland, Zilzie, Emu Park2
2019-10-18 16:00Twelve Mile Creek Fishing Reserve (Marmor)3
2019-10-09 09:17Nindigully Hotel4
2019-10-17 10:50Liberty Park (Lake Cargelligo)4
2019-10-13 09:25Lake Wyangan2
2019-10-11 05:41River Ranch, Calliope River1
2019-10-19 08:25Tondoon Botanic Gardens, Gladstone1
2019-10-17 06:00Possum Park Camp5
2019-10-10 08:00Cania Gorge National Park3
2019-10-19 09:30Wright Street and McIvor Creek (Heathcote)3
2019-10-18 07:00Chinamans Lagoon (Miles)1
2019-10-20 14:44Condobolin Sewage Treatment Works1
2019-10-13 09:00Gemmill Swamp Nature Conservation Reserve3
2019-10-19 07:20Cobram Willows Caravan Park2
2019-10-18 07:03Victoria Park Lake (Shepparton)1
2019-10-16 06:00Fivebough Wetlands1
2019-10-13 06:30Lake Road at railway crossing, Ungarie
2019-10-21 06:55Seymour2
2019-10-21 07:06Whiteheads Creek at High St, Seymour1
2019-10-16 08:30Whiteheads Creek at Oak St, Seymour1
2019-10-20 08:45Seven Creeks Walking Track13
2019-10-16 12:55Honeysuckle Creek, Violet Town2
2019-10-16 10:15Shadforth Reserve2
2019-10-21 17:46Avoca Lane, Glenrowan (restricted access)2
2019-10-18 14:01Westview St Dubbo2
2019-10-19 13:53Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo2
2019-10-20 17:19Lake Forbes1
2019-10-18 05:15Lake Broadwater Conservation Park3
2019-10-21 08:30Bimbi State Forest2
2019-10-16 17:50Weddin Mountains National Park--Ben Halls Cave Campground and Basin Gully1
2019-10-21 09:10Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens1
2019-10-14 13:59Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga2
2019-10-19 06:40Burrum Heads2
2019-10-18 13:00CNTrail--N4 Swinging Bridge1
2019-10-18 07:00Mosquito Creek Rd4
2019-10-18 09:05Lake Coolmunda7
2019-10-21 07:56Arkarra Lagoons1
2019-10-13 05:30Lake Burrendong State Park8
2019-10-13 07:00Burrendong Botanic Garden and Arboretum1
2019-10-17 08:00Bingara4
2019-10-13 15:40Tiaro Memorial Park1
2019-10-19 08:45Gatakers Bay5
2019-10-10 15:55Point Vernon3
2019-10-14 08:00Copeton Dam Road at -29.87385, 150.603382
2019-10-11 16:31Granville, suburb of Maryborough2
2019-10-10 10:25Hervey Bay Botanical Gardens3
2019-10-18 05:24Urangan, Hervey Bay1
2019-10-21 14:12Cowra Japanese Garden1
2019-10-21 07:26Cowra Holiday Park2
2019-10-19 16:45Maaroom1
2019-10-20 08:41Chatsworth Rest Area10
2019-10-15 07:40West Creek Reserve, Toowoomba1
2019-10-18 13:30K'gari (Fraser Island)--Wallum Boardwalk11
2019-10-15 15:29Lake Alford Park (Gympie)2
2019-10-17 09:30Bellbird Hollow, Brooloo (restricted access)1
2019-10-19 06:52Norman Point (Tin Can Bay)6
2019-10-18 06:00Inskip Point Recreation Area2
2019-10-08 10:30Lake Galletly (University of Queensland - Gatton campus)2
2019-10-08 17:45Wollar1
2019-10-15 15:28Atkinsons Dam2
2019-10-14 08:30Berganns Lane, Witta8
2019-10-20 15:00Danthonia5
2019-10-18 16:28Charles Sturt University (Bathurst campus)2
2019-10-17 07:45Ozcare Aged Care and Environs (Noosa Heads)15
2019-10-15 15:45Coolum Experimental Farm Wetlands1
2019-10-12 09:30Rylstone2
2019-10-20 08:49Black Snake Creek, Marburg3
2019-10-12 12:55Adams Rd, Glamorganvale5
2019-10-08 10:30Australia Zoo3
2019-10-21 07:24Old Creamtruck Rd, Dayboro3
2019-10-12 14:19Flinders Property (Restricted Access)1
2019-10-10 09:00Shelley Road Park5
2019-10-08 10:25Boombana Pitta Circuit including fig with boardwalk
2019-10-18 08:50Kawana Forest Walk, Currimundi2
2019-10-19 08:55Beacon Lighthouse Reserve2
2019-10-21 07:10Cumberland Rd, Wights Mountain (restricted access)20
2019-10-14 09:06Samford Lagoon4
2019-10-18 06:58Dip Road Recreational Trail12
2019-10-18 06:59Wickham Point (Kings Beach)1
2019-10-18 02:19Colleges Crossing6
2019-10-19 06:4060 Maskell Ct, Draper (restricted access)2
2019-10-20 08:25Upper Four Mile Creek, Cashmere2
2019-10-14 15:44Samford Conservation Park--Mailman's Track4
2019-10-19 06:30Bundamba Creek, Brisbane Rd to Gledson St6
2019-10-09 06:30Kumbartcho Sanctuary4
2019-10-21 06:07Ross Road Parkland (Upper Kedron)4
2019-10-18 08:29Bunya Crossing Reserve
2019-10-08 06:33Flinders Conservation Estate--Hardings Paddock
2019-10-16 06:25Nature Refuge Hawkesbury Road1
2019-10-13 07:30Anstead SES Depot (Hawkesbury Rd)1
2019-10-19 09:16Toorbul High Tide Roost2
2019-10-17 07:48Moggill District Sports Park1
2019-10-15 11:30White Patch/Wright's Creek1
2019-10-20 13:40Wrights Creek3
2019-10-19 07:33Mt Coot-tha Reserve--Gap Creek Reserve8
2019-10-13 14:25McDowall Reserve, McDowall1
2019-10-20 09:45Beckett Road Park (Bridgeman Downs)4
2019-10-20 10:22Goldberg Place Park (Bridgeman Downs)3
2019-10-18 14:08Chermside Hills Reserve1
2019-10-10 14:30Tinchi Tamba Wetlands Reserve3
2019-10-20 06:13Cabbage Tree Creek (Aspley)8
2019-10-19 15:49Priors Pocket (Moggill)4
2019-10-14 07:04Kenmore South State School3
2019-10-19 08:49Clontarf Environment Reserve (Frost Street, Clontarf)1
2019-10-10 07:45Ric Nattrass Environmental Park20
2019-10-20 08:02Banks Street Reserve2
2019-10-20 06:40Dowse Lagoon (Sandgate)7
2019-10-20 08:05Buckleys Hole Conservation Park--Red Beach Rd4
2019-10-19 16:00Edenbrooke Park (Seventeen Mile Rocks)2
2019-10-21 16:50Lutwyche Cemetery1
2019-10-21 06:57Sherwood Arboretum2
2019-10-08 08:55Shorncliffe3
2019-10-14 07:15Roma Street Parkland (Brisbane)4
2019-10-16 06:05Kalinga Park (Wooloowin)3
2019-10-21 15:25Oxley Creek Common2
2019-10-09 13:41University of Queensland--UQ Lakes2
2019-10-11 05:50City Botanic Gardens (Brisbane)1
2019-10-13 09:29Tabbil-ban dhagun Boardwalk1
2019-10-17 08:04Nudgee Waterhole Reserve7
2019-10-17 06:25Spring Mt Reserve1
2019-10-13 13:26Kookaburra Park (Rocklea)4
2019-10-11 08:47Woollaman Creek (Undullah)2
2019-10-19 06:00Seven Hills Bushland Reserve7
2019-10-20 08:40Whatmore St Park (Carina Heights)1
2019-10-19 06:28Parkinson Bushland5
2019-10-13 06:20Minnippi Parklands2
2019-10-20 06:49Sandy Camp Road Wetlands3
2019-10-08 13:30Lytton Wader Roost and Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk1
2019-10-19 06:35Wally Tate Park (Kuraby)7
2019-10-12 15:10Berrinba Wetlands2
2019-10-13 06:00Brisbane Koala Bushlands--Prout Rd section1
2019-10-18 15:55Blackwood Reserve, Jimboomba1
2019-10-13 09:45Daisy Hill Conservation Park1
2019-10-17 07:10Tygum Park, Waterford West, Logan City2
2019-10-09 09:00Saw Mill Drive Bushland1
2019-10-14 10:20Crystal Waters, Thornlands1
2019-10-20 10:20Eddie Santaguiliana Way (H. Ziegenfusz Pk to South St Foreshore)1
2019-10-11 13:34Eagleby--Eagleby Rd, south lake3
2019-10-13 17:17Nindooinba Estate Rd at Albert River2
2019-10-13 06:00Eprapah Creek via Sewage Treatment Plant2
2019-10-13 05:50Eagleby Wetlands2
2019-10-08 05:45Orchard Rd dam near Scenic Rd (Redland Bay)2
2019-10-19 15:44Kamholtz Family Park (Nerang)2
2019-10-20 16:06Tea Trees Wetland (Arundel)2
2019-10-19 14:27Emerald Lakes Wetland--Golf Course Pond5
2019-10-20 12:51Emerald Lakes Wetland, S pond (Carrara)2
2019-10-14 10:30Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens2
2019-10-12 09:42Surfers Paradise2
2019-10-21 10:34Cabarita1
2019-10-14 08:01Pottsville Wetland--Environmental Drive Bird Survey Site4
2019-10-08 17:00Waterlilly Park Ocean Shores2
2019-10-18 16:49Seapeace (restricted access)2
2019-10-20 05:45Campbells Common, Cumbalum1
2019-10-20 16:19Melaleuca Swamp, Roberts Creek1
2019-10-13 07:20Bicentennial Gardens (Ballina Heights)3
2019-10-21 07:204 Goodhugh St, East Maitland (restricted access)2
2019-10-11 10:20Lennox Head3
2019-10-21 08:00Morpeth2
2019-10-18 17:56Iluka Riverside Tourist Park1
2019-10-20 12:54Iluka1
2019-10-19 06:39Iluka Nature Reserve1
2019-10-19 08:30Avoca Lagoon1
2019-10-19 17:34Urunga Boardwalk3