birding-aus Regent in the honeyeater

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Subject: birding-aus Regent in the honeyeater
From: "J.Reside" <>
Date: Sat, 18 Sep 1999 20:53:51 +1000
Hello folks,
Our recent Albury visit highlighted the fact that if you have habitat trees you have birds. 
We were lucky enough to witness the regent honeyeater feeding young in suburbia.  In the 70s there were many iron barks planted as a part of the plantation throughout Albury.  The iron barks are now flowering profusely in the relatively new suburbs.  This is a wonderful tribute to the early planners of the city. 
However, we were wondering how the term "regent" came to describe the honeyeater, bowerbird and parrot.  Is there a connection between the yellow and black?
Jenny Reside
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