To: "'Tobias Hayashi'" <>
Subject: REGENT HONEYEATER at Cooleman Ridge NR
From: "Shaun Bagley" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2008 20:42:54 +1000

Interesting and possibly elucidatory picture, Tobias.  Looks like the bird is under stress given the raised feathers, likely due the interaction you reported.   And given that Red Wattlebird numbers have increased dramatically over the last decade or so perhaps this is indicative of the problems faced by Regents’ in the area, even though they may just be traversing.






P.S. Dark or not , still a good picture.


From: Tobias Hayashi [
Sent: Sunday, 21 September 2008 7:19 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] REGENT HONEYEATER at Cooleman Ridge NR


Hi all,

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 failing light.




No virus found in this incoming message.
Checked by AVG -
Version: 8.0.169 / Virus Database: 270.6.21/1678 - Release Date: 20/09/2008 10:24 AM

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the Canberra Ornithologists Group mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the list contact David McDonald, list manager, phone (02) 6231 8904 or email . If you can not contact David McDonald e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU