RE: flock of Spotted Pardalotes, NH Honeyeaters

Subject: RE: flock of Spotted Pardalotes, NH Honeyeaters
From: "Conole, Lawrie" <>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 1998 15:15:22 +1000
> These comments reminded me of last Nov./Dec. when I saw about 80 New
> Holland Honeyeaters in a feeding (?) frenzy.  They were all calling
> loudly as they chased each other and fed in the numerous Grevillia
> spp. were had in our backyard.   They were a mixture of adults and
> juveniles.
This was a commonplace event in my garden in Geelong when I lived there.
The congregation (perhaps even a conflagration?) often occurred in a
large Cherry Plum (Prunus sp.) tree, but sometimes in and around the
flowering Pride of Madiera plants that they were foraging in.  Groups of
30-40, making a huge din, were normal.  I believe I've seen this
activity labelled in the informal literature as a corroboree, or was I

Lawrie Conole
58 Holden Street, Fitzroy North 3068 Victoria, AUSTRALIA
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