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Sometimes referred to as the ‘Bananabird’ or ‘Orange-bird’, the Lewin’s Honeyeater is renowned for its appetite for fruit. It has been considered a pest in some regions for its depredations in orchards, particularly in crops of bananas. Large, soft fruit is pecked at until its skin is pierced, and then pieces of flesh are broken off and eaten, while small fruits are swallowed whole. It may eat fruit from the plant or fallen fruit from the ground, and some are even attracted to fruit in compost heaps.
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