|To:||Martin Butterfield <>|
|Subject:||Singing Honeyeater - anyone know the flower it has been feeding on|
|From:||Denis Wilson <>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:14:10 +1100|
I can confirm Martin's advice.
Most likely Salvia greggii a very popular garden plant these days.
Salvias are remarkably popular with Honeyeaters.
They evolved along with the Hummingbirds of The Americas, and so produce lots of nectar, and have curved tubular flowers.
What's not to like, if you're an Australian Honeyeater, with a bristle tongue and curved beak?
Are you amongst Greg Hunt's "increasingly hysterical environmental activists"?
"The Nature of Robertson"
On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Possibly Salvia - very popular with e spine bills.
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