Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:58:35 +1100
A fascinating observation of Yellow-faced Honeyeater and Koala while
staying at Tarra Valley Caravan Park ('Fernholme') Strzelecki Ranges,
Gippsland on 28 December 2011.
While having a cuppa on the deck of our cabin we observed a sleeping Koala
about 10m up a eucalypt in front of us.
Our attention was drawn to a small bird briefly alighting on the back of
the Koala which we realised was a Yellow-faced Honeyeater vigorously
pulling out fur (for nesting material?) before flying off. the Koala
didn't respond immediately but shortly afterwards moved position on its
branch to be out of site behind the main trunk of the tree.
I am aware that many honeyeaters use fur as nesting material but one
doesn't often see this occurrence. Other peoples observations most
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