Some good news for Regent Honeyeaters

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Subject: Some good news for Regent Honeyeaters
From: Paul Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 23:10:05 +1100
From the Parks Victoria Facebook page:

Parks Victoria
The first documented, successful breeding from a captive bred and wild
Regent Honeyeater has occurred near Chiltern. The female captive bred bird,
released over 18 months ago, is the sixth of forty four released birds to be
confirmed alive this season. The bird had not been recorded since shortly after
the release date in May 2010.

The successful fledging of a chick on private property close to Chiltern Mt Pilot National Park ticks the final box of the breeding and release program. It has
demonstrated the potential for captive bred birds to integrate and add new
genes to the greatly diminished wild populations.

Ten days after fledging the young bird was observed taking nectar from blossom
for the first time. (Brian, Ranger)


   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.


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