Breeding behaviour - White-eared Honeyeaters

To: Canberra Birds <>
Subject: Breeding behaviour - White-eared Honeyeaters
From: Stephanie Haygarth <>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:05:45 +0000
We were at Gluepot Reserve in SA a few weeks ago and saw several Brown-headed honeyeaters plucking fur off a road-killed kangaroo.
Steph H

On 17 Aug 2016, at 5:41 PM, Philip Veerman <> wrote:

It seems this species is particularly adept at doing this. This gets reported fairly often – from kangaroos, koalas, sheep.........




From: Kathy Cook
Sent: Wednesday, 17 August, 2016 4:54 PM
To: CanberraBirds
Subject: [canberrabirds] Breeding behaviour - White-eared Honeyeaters


Yesterday we observed one of our two resident White-eared Honeyeaters perched on the backs of two kangaroos, furiously pulling out fur, then flying off. The kangaroos seemed quite unconcerned.


Kathy and David


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