Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Palm Trees

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Subject: Blue-faced Honeyeaters and Palm Trees
From: "Alan Morris" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 10:05:01 +1000
Hi Birders,
I am indebted to Paul Walbridge for pointing out two of the reasons why Blue-faced Honeyeaters like Palm Trees. Even in non-tropical towns, like Coonabarabran on the NSW Central West Slopes, where Blue-faced Honeyeaters are town birds and if there is an odd palm tree  in the town , as there is at the Mineral Museum in the centre of town, BFHEs are invariably found there. On a visit to Coonabarabran in the spring of 2001, the Blue-faced Honeyeaters actually had their nest in the palm tree at the Mineral Museum. So not only are the palm trees a food source but also good to nest in!
Alan Morris
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