Honeyeater Tree

To: "michael hunter" <>, "Ian May" <>
Subject: Honeyeater Tree
From: "Penny Drake-Brockman" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 17:18:44 +1000
Dear Michael and all

I've seen honeyeaters in Bauhinia trees - the ones in Sydney have a
beautiful smell and being coloured pink or reddish, presumably are to
attract birds as well as insects - I think mainly in the more tropical parts
of the north.

A plethora of honeyeaters reminds me of Dryandra State Forest, where in a
particularly good flowering dryandra spot 5th Oct 2001, I saw Brown-headed,
Brown, New Holland, Yellow-plumed, Singing and White-eared honeyeaters,
Little and Red Wattlebirds and Spinebills (I know not as good as Ian's 14
species) but with Painted Button-quail and Western Yellow Robin in the same
spot. The action was amazing and noisy particularly the Yellow-plumed who
were feeding fledglings.

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