Subject: Honeyeaters
From: Carol Probets <>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2003 13:52:56 +1000
Further to Lawrie's reply, I have seen Yellow-faced Honeyeaters feeding on
sap from Euc. punctata (this was oozing very close to ground level and I
doubt it was caused by the incisions of a glider) and on another morning, a
couple of New Holland Honeyeaters feeding on fresh sap oozing from a Red
Bloodwood (Corymbia gummifera). Judging by the way the New Hollands kept
returning to the same spot and aggressively defended the area against other
species of honeyeater, this must have been good tucker! We were able to
watch these birds for an extended time and it was obvious they were feeding
on the sap itself rather than any associated insects.



Carol Probets
Blue Mountains NSW

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