possible Scarlet Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird at ANBG [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED

To: "'Perkins, Harvey'" <>, <>
Subject: possible Scarlet Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird at ANBG [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Barbara Allan" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2008 15:21:59 +1000

As Harvey recalls, there have been regular if infrequent sightings of Scarlet Honeyeaters in the ANBG. COG’s rarities records show that records of male SHs from the Gardens were endorsed in October 1991, October 1995 and September 1999. They are more regularly recorded from the northern suburbs (Ainslie, Bruce, Weetangera, Florey, Cook) in most years, and generally in September or October. The southern suburbs and MRC account for only four endorsed records.

Barbara Allan, secretary, COG’s rarities panel


From: Perkins, Harvey [
Sent: Thursday, 18 September 2008 11:43 AM
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] possible Scarlet Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird at ANBG [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]




I don't have access to ABRs or Steve Wilson's book at the moment, but I can say that Scarlet Honeyeaters do show up at ANBG regularly if infrequently - probably on average about every 3-4 years. Always single birds (not unexpectedly) as far as I know, and my feeling is that the last few have all been males - this is the first female that I can recall hearing about. I think there are also a few records from locations other than ANBG, but the latter appears to be where they are seen most frequently.


Can anyone do a quick COG database query?




Harvey Perkins
CRC Strategy and Communication Section
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research



From: Tobias Hayashi [
Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2008 8:31 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] possible Scarlet Honeyeater, Little Wattlebird at ANBG

Just a quick question. Has Scarlet Honeyeater been recorded from the Botanic Gardens before? If so, how many times?

Many thanks if anyone knows,