Painted Honeyeaters

Subject: Painted Honeyeaters
Date: Fri, 2 Nov 2001 10:16:03 +1100

Is there a movement of Painted Honeyeaters into NSW at the moment or is it that people are just in areas where they normally occur?

I am aware of recent reports of Painted Honeyeaters in the Capertee Valley and Wollar areas.  These are usual sites for them during summer, albeit in relatively small numbers.

Over the twitchathon weekend Alan Morris found them near Baradine while my team had birds calling west of Gulargambone.  I think I also recall Mick Todd mentioning these birds in the Riverina at the moment as well.

Several colleagues of mine from just returned from survey work on the Culgoa, north-west of Brewarrina.  They report that Painted Honeyeaters are among the most common birds up there at the moment, being seen or heard at about half of the stops they made.

As I say, are they in larger numbers in NSW at the moment or is it just a case of people being in the right place at the right time?



David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
Fax: 02 6884 9382

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