Some good news for Regent Honeyeaters

To: Paul Taylor <>, Birding-aus <>
Subject: Some good news for Regent Honeyeaters
From: Tim Dolby <>
Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2011 13:55:35 +0000
Great news Paul!

Interestingly, this follows on from another superb event regarding this species 
- a male Regent Honeyeater that was recorded breeding at Eagle Point in 
Gippsland (Vic) in late 2009 (noteworthy in itself), has been re-recorded (by 
Carol Probets, along with two keepers from Taronga Zoo) in the Capertee Valley!

This is the longest recorded distance movement for Regent Honeyeater (from over 
600-banded birds), flying 584 km as the crow/Regent Honeyeater flies since it 
was banded. It raises an interesting questions about the birds flight path.

Further to this, the bird was also recorded breeding in the Capertee!


Tim Dolby

 on behalf of Paul Taylor 

Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 11:10 PM
To: Birding-aus
Subject: Some good news for Regent Honeyeaters

 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
for the first time. (Brian, Ranger)


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


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