Yellow faced honey-eater and Eastern spinebills

Subject: Yellow faced honey-eater and Eastern spinebills
From: Rick Kuhn <>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 14:30:46 +1100
Today I observed a couple of Eastern Spinebills chasing away a Yellowfaced
honeyeater from a grevillea the Spinebills often visit for nectar in my
backyard (in Aranda, Canberra). Is this a common behaviour? I have read of
other honeyeaters chasing away competitors, but not Spinebills.


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