This afternoon at about 5pm I discovered a Regent
Honeyeater at Cooleman Ridge NR, west of Chapman. It was behaving like a Red
Wattlebird, chasing and being chased by 3-4 wattlebirds, and also attended by
3-4 Satin Bowerbirds. It was calling exactly like a Red Wattlebird (the various
'aggressive'/ territorial calls) except it was in Regent Honeyeater style (ie,
quieter, less harsh).
It was hanging around an area of regenerated
wattles, about 2 metres high and rather thick. It is on the right side of the
path directly up from the end of Freebody Place, Chapman, and past the gate. It
was most often around a large eucalypt further down the path, opposite the
smallish 'turtle pond' at the bottom of the path.
Attached is a poor quality photo taken in the