New Holland Honeyeater behaviour

To: 'Canberra Birds' <>
Subject: New Holland Honeyeater behaviour
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2019 01:05:21 +0000

Honeyeaters are aggressive. What is unusual about this is the ganging up on the ground, which makes it hard for the one to get away.


From: Lia Battisson [
Sent: Sunday, 19 May, 2019 7:32 AM
To: Denise Kay
Cc: Alison; Canberra Birds
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] New Holland Honeyeater behaviour


Perhaps it was diseased.  Best to let nature take its course.



On 18 May 2019, at 16:02, Denise Kay <> wrote:


Denise Kay

Flying Fox Coordinator

ACT Wildlife




On 18 May 2019, at 3:56 pm, Alison <> wrote:


At the ANBG today I watched up to seven New Holland Honeyeaters pin another
to the ground and constantly attacked it for over a minute. I feared they
were going to kill it so eventually walked up to them to break it up. Any
idea what was happening?


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