YFHE feeding near ground

To: "'Nicki Taws'" <>, "'n/a n/a'" <>, "'Cog line'" <>
Subject: YFHE feeding near ground
From: "Philip Veerman" <>
Date: Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:24:11 +1000
Others do too. The White-fronted HE that was in my GBS area for 9 weeks, about 10 years ago (in winter) fed almost exclusively at a grevillea clump only about 1 metre high, occasionally also in a Japonica tree about 100 metres away. Also the Regent HE at ANBG 11-10-1992 also fed almost exclusively at a Grevillea shiressii clump only about 2 metres high, even though there was a lot of other things around.
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From: Nicki Taws [
Sent: Wednesday, 8 April 2015 4:26 PM
To: 'n/a n/a'; 'Cog line'
Subject: RE: [canberrabirds] YFHE feeding near ground

Hi Bill


Melichrus urceolatus, Urn-heath, a useful source of nectar in the cooler months for those birds that dare forage at ground level.





From: n/a n/a [
Sent: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 3:27 PM
Subject: [canberrabirds] YFHE feeding near ground


Two flocks of YFHE's ( about 12 each) passed through Little Mulligan's this morning. Some spent time foraging in upper foliage. One was feeding in an epacris/ heath? shrub about 30cms high with pale lemon flowers. ID please? It was in an open area and it was focussed  on getting the nectar.

Bill Graham

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