Spiny-cheeked Honeyaters in the County of Cumberland (Sydney NSW)

To: "Alan Morris" <>, <>
Subject: Spiny-cheeked Honeyaters in the County of Cumberland (Sydney NSW)
From: "Ricki Coughlan" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 16:26:25 +1000
Hi Alan

I've been in touch with Steve Anyon-Smith who informs me that this is a
first for the Royal, at least officially. I would have thought that others
who subscribe to Birding-Aus may have seen a SCH in the past at the Royal
and perhaps not mentioned it, as I nearly didn't bother too. Steve informs
me that there is a record at Botany Bay National Park and also mentions the
sighting on the Illawara.

In the 1970's I was among a group assisting Prof Harry Recher in researching
Banksia pollinators in the Brisbane Waters National Park. I have a
recollection that Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters were there too, but would have
to get Harry to check his most ancient of archives to claim their presence
with any real conviction.

Thanks for doing such a nice job of checking. And as for 'good spotting',
well it was pretty hard to miss at eye level 2 meters away. It was quite
content to pose for some minutes, giving the occasional gurgly croak.

Were any of the years on your list during periods of drought?

Regards - Ricki

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU