Singing Honeyeater - anyone know the flower it has been feeding on

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? 

Denis Wilson

Denis Wilson

Are you amongst Greg Hunt's "increasingly hysterical environmental activists"?
If not, why not?
The Great Barrier Reef decision of 31 January 2014 is a travesty.

"The Nature of Robertson"

On Thu, Feb 20, 2014 at 3:46 PM, Martin Butterfield <> wrote:
Possibly Salvia - very popular with e spine bills.

On Thursday, 20 February 2014, Wallaces <> wrote:

The attached photo shows the Singing Honeyeater in front of some pink flowers it was feeding on. Does anyone know what they are? Apologies the photo is not clearer, it has been taken from a video.



Martin Butterfield

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