Honeyeater attractants

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Subject: Honeyeater attractants
From: "Robert Gosford" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2005 15:51:09 +1000
Here at Jervis Bay on the mid-south coast of NSW Eucalyptus botryoides (Bangalay, Southern Maohogany) is heavy with creamy coloured masses of flowers. Heavy flowering started about two weeks ago and there a fair proportion of trees with buds so it should continue for a few weeks more. In my three years here it is the most thorough flowering of this species seen to date.
Unfortunately little in the way of Regents to report, nor of the other honeyeater migrants ...
Robert Gosford
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Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Honeyeater attractants


A favour if I could.  I'm trying to establish what nectar producing trees are currently flowering or are likely to flower over the coming winter.

If you live within the range of the Regent Honeyeater (ie central Victoria to, let's say, Brisbane) I would really appreciate you sticking your head out the window and assessing the flowering, or flowering potential, of trees in your area.  I'm aware that there is going to be, or perhaps already is, superb flowering of Spotted Gum on the NSW South Coast, that Grey Box is flowering well in northern NSW - southern Qld, Swamp Mahogany is budded up on the NSW Central Coast and it looks like a good flowering of White Box near Mudgee in a month or so.

Greg Clancy mentioned flowering west of Grafton with lots of friarbirds.  What euc was that?

Happy to produce a summary as a guide of where the nectarivore action will be once I get the results.


David Geering
Regent Honeyeater Recovery Coordinator
Department of Environment & Conservation
P.O. Box 2111
Dubbo  NSW  2830
Ph: 02 6883 5335 or Freecall 1800 621 056
Fax: 02 6884 9382

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