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
From: Perkins, Harvey
Sent: Thursday, 18 September 2008
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?
CRC Strategy and Communication Section
Department of Innovation, Industry, Science
Sent: Wednesday, 17 September 2008
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,