New Hollands are in a few spots around town. You’ll often find them if there’s
a patch of Grevillea rosmarinifolia for them to live in. A hedge of said grevillea
on the edge of the carpark at the bottom of anzac parade sustained what seemed
to be dozens of birds. There’s always a few around the hides at Kellys Swamp. And I remember years
ago a small hedge at the bowling club in Hawker had a couple of birds, and I
saw quite a few birds in western Kambah.
From: John Brannan
Sent: Thursday, 15 March 2007
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] New
Holland Honeyeater: O'Connor
Here in the wilds of Florey, our
Banksia gets fairly regular (i.e. at least once a year) visitations from NH
Honeyeaters. The last was in Early December when, as I recall, it hung around
for 2 or 3 days.
Ian Fraser wrote:
>I would have thought
that with a reasonably high density of New Hollands at the nearby ANBG, folks
might see the odd one here or there in Turner, O’Connor or even Aranda.
So might I, but despite being almost within sight of the NBG, and with a
bird-friendly garden, in 20 years here I've never seen one.
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