Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Regent Honeyeater

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Subject: Re: FW: [canberrabirds] Regent Honeyeater
From: Mark Clayton <>
Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 07:07:36 +0000

If my geography is correct that is quite close to where 4 pairs bred in (from memory) 1997. I managed to colour band 7 of the 8 birds - we couldn't catch the last bird as it was "devoted" to a nestling that turned out to be a Pallid Cuckoo!! One of the colour banded birds was subsequently seen in the Capertee Valley and later in Mulligans Flat NR several years after banding. Unfortunately it had lost a colour band so we couldn't identify exactly which bird it was but we did know it was one of two. This was the first time that we showed that the birds can return to the same general area.


Apologies if you’re sick of hearing about Regent Honeyeaters, but I thought the reply to this question was worth copying to the list. I know a lot of people were hoping to see this bird.





Hi Lindsay,

When I saw it yesterday it was in flowering eucs very close to the (dry) dam to the NE of the park just off Aspinall St. Maybe it remembered those flowering trees wherever it went for a day? Yesterday arvo on ebird someone reported seeing it flying high and fast to the west. Evidently it came back this arvo. I’m sure all those good observers this morning didn’t just miss it.

Good luck and Cheers,



From: Lindsay & Diana <>
Sent: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 5:38 PM
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] Regent Honeyeater


Hi Sue

the Park is very large and I spent quite a long while early this morning wandering from flowering tree to the next without success.  Is there a usual spot that it frequents?

Lindsay Nothrop

On 14-Jan-20 5:09 PM, wrote:

Hi All,

If you thought you had missed it, it is back! Has been seen again this afternoon at Justice Hope Park.



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