Brown headed honeyeaters

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Subject: Brown headed honeyeaters
From: "Purcell's" <>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2003 10:02:11 +1000
South Gisborne Vic.
One bird I have not seen before is the brown headed honeyeater. I take it they are not uncommon; it must have been a blind spot for me. Yesterday I saw them for the first time in a big bundy and on nearby yellow box on my block. They were active, tended to be in lower branches, often hanging upside down in the search of insects on the leaves. The call was different, and attracted my attention.
This takes the number of (native) bird species seen on our 10a block to 83. The trees we have planted are really starting to drag them in.
Otherwise, we have large numbers of eastern and crimson rosellas, and big drifts of red rumped finches. Our resident thornbills are Yellow rumped, Yellow, and Brown. A group of Varied Sitellas moved through last weekend. Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos are still present in good numbers, but will soon move to wherever they spend winter. We have large flocks of sulphur crested and long billed corellas, sometimes mixed. The list goes on...
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