Graeme Chapman - natural history photographer - ornithologist

Australian Birds

Regent Honeyeater
Xanthomyza phrygia
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Click to listen to sound samples Regent honeyeaters are now classed as endangered, the total population estimated at between 500-1500 birds. There are historical records from the early 20th century of large irruptions of thousands of birds in some areas, generally coinciding with large scale flowering events. These days, Regent Honeyeaters appear to be partly nomadic and in some areas perhaps migratory, returning to breed in favoured areas year after year. These are usually places where certain eucalypts such as Yellow Box, Ironbark or White Box are flowering in sufficient numbers.

Photo: 603201

603201 ... Regent Honeyeater, male, Lake Burley Griffin, ACT.

Photo: 603203

603203 ... Regent Honeyeater

Photo: 603204

603204 ... Regent Honeyeater

Photo: 603207

603207 ... Regent Honeyeater

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