Yellow-tufted Honeyeater in Gordon [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

To: "Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay" <>, "Canberra Birds" <>
Subject: Yellow-tufted Honeyeater in Gordon [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]
From: "Perkins, Harvey" <>
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 10:45:47 +1000
Hi Bruce,
I'm at work so don't have access to my records, but that sounds very much like my experience last year of a Yellow-tufted Honeyeater that hung around for about three weeks (though without the White-plumes). It was the first time I had recorded YTHE at my Kambah GBS site in 14 years. Haven't seen one (yet?) this year, but there are a couple, possibly three, White-plumes hanging around for the past three weeks.
And this morning I had a fully-intermediate Crimson/Eastern Rosella hybrid in the garden.

Harvey Perkins
CRC Strategy and Communication Section

Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research


From: Esme Barker and Bruce Ramsay [
Sent: Friday, 15 May 2009 10:37 AM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Yellow-tufted Honeyeater in Gordon

After an absence since Thursday of last week, a Yellow-tufted Honeyeater is back in my GBS site this morning. It was together with 9 White-plumed Honeyeaters, as was the bird which was here last Thursday.
That's 3 consecutive GBS weeks that the species has been here - which from looking through my ABR's, seems to be a pretty unusual recording occurrence.


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