Phrygian Honeyeaters in the ACT

Subject: Phrygian Honeyeaters in the ACT
From: (John Leonard)
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 15:58:36 +1100 (EST)
I saw 2 or 3 Regent Honeyeaters at Mulligan's Flat this morning. There's a
lot of flowering going on at the Flat, but very few honeyeaters about. I
suspect that the tree that's doing most of the flowering is Grey Gum (?),
which doesn't seem very attractive to birds. There's a bit of Yellow Box
flowering, oddly enough more in the paddocks on the west of Gundaroo Road
leading up to Mulligan's from the south.

So whether thy're going to stay around and more turn up to breed I don't
know. But anyway these two (or three, the light was terrible, and it began
to rain while I was watching them, so I never posititvely IDed the third
bird that seemed to be with them), were in flowering trees down the main
track in from the southern car-park, about 200 meters past the gate.
Couldn't say whether they had leg bands or not.

John Leonard


John Leonard (Dr),
PO Box 243,
Woden, ACT 2606,

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vigilant maintenance." J.R. McNeill

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