Whose nest?

To: "'Allan Richardson'" <>, "'Robin and Rupert Irwin'" <>
Subject: Whose nest?
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:59:59 +1100
I thought similar to Allan. Just a hint: when posting messages and photos like 
that (including requests to identify a feather or an egg, etc). It is usually 
helpful to include a ruler or coin or something similar, when taking the photo, 
to give us an idea of the size of the thing. That will often narrow the range. 
With an unoccupied nest it could also not be completed at the time it is 


-----Original Message-----
From: Birding-Aus  On Behalf Of 
Allan Richardson
Sent: Friday, 26 October, 2018 10:48 AM
To: Robin and Rupert Irwin
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Whose nest?

Hi Rob and Rupe,

The nest is the work of one of the Honeyeater species - out that way it’s most 
likely to be a Yellow-plumed or White fronted - it really depends on the size 
of the cup. If large enough it could even be a Miner nest, or if small enough a 
Black Honeyeater. The frailty of the build and construction materials looks in 
line with honeyeaters of the size first quoted though.

Sorry for not being able to be more specific than that.

Kind regards,

Al R

> On 26 Oct 2018, at 8:34 am, Robin and Rupert Irwin <> wrote:
> Can anyone out there please identify who made this intricate nest.  It was 
> photographed by a friend in the Mallee Cliffs NP.
> .<IMG_6317.jpg><IMG_6318.jpg>

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