Re: White-plumed Honeyeater in Hornsby

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Subject: Re: White-plumed Honeyeater in Hornsby
From: John Leonard <>
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 13:50:24 +1000
I've noticed with WPHs is how patchy their distribution is. In Canberra they are very common by Lake Burley Griffin and in woodland to the north of the lake aoriund the northern suburbs of Canberra. But we have never seen them in our yard, where we have had five spp of honeyeaters and Red Wattlebirds and Noisy Frairbirds. We are about 5 km s of the Lake.

John Leonard

On 9/3/05, Greg Clancy <> wrote:
Hi all,
I grew up at Woolooware, in southern Sydney, and found the White-plumed Honeyeater the most common resident honeyeater there.  I am sure that it is still common at Wooloware and Cronulla.  It is only a rare vagrant (drought related?) to the Clarence Valley, in Northern New South Wales, where I have had only two records (both in the early 1980's), one at South Grafton and one in Newfoundland State Forest.  Russell Jago has had a couple of local records also.

John Leonard
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