A close relative of Lewin's honeyeater, The Yellow-spotted Honeyeater is endemic to tropical northern Queensland, inhabiting the wet tropic rainforests of the area. It is somewhat smaller than the Lewin's (17-20 cm compared to 19-22 cm for Lewin's) and can differentiated by the paler colouration and different cheeck patch shape. A further species that is related to the two is the Graceful Honeyeater, which is smaller and paler still. All three can be found overlapping in the southern half of the range of the Yellow-spotted. As with other honeyeaters, its diet consists of fruit, nectar and insects.
1-2: Cassowary House, Kuranda, Qld, 14/10/2011.