Botanic Gardens Honeyeater breeding

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Subject: Botanic Gardens Honeyeater breeding
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Tue, 9 Aug 2005 12:47:07 +1000
Hi Marnix,
Thanks for the question: From the 21 Year GBS Report:

"New Holland Honeyeater Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

This species shows the least regular pattern of all the honeyeaters but that may be related to sampling problems. ........... Locally populations are found at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, where diverse plantings of Grevillea and other natives provide constant food sources. ................

All three breeding records include activities with young in the nest and dependent young. The duration 5 to 7 weeks is consistent but the timing of these events is diverse. In late November to December in Year 4 and late February to mid April in Year 5 at Site 105 and mid August to mid September in Year 16 at Site 152."

The trends at the ANBG are likely to be as broad or broader than GBS in general, due to the large population there but it looks like this species has a very wide breeding season. (Site 152 is my record.)


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