Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Brown-headed Honeyeaters

Brown-headed Honeyeaters (Melithreptus brevirostis) were seen for the first time at Jarowair this morning. Up to 6 honeyeaters in a group were foraging in their small flock in the tops of the lower Ironbark and Gum Trees.  They were very fast moving and it was challenging to capture a photo of them.  Brown-headed Honeyeaters are found locally mainly west of the Great Dividing Range.  They mainly feed on insects but will also eat nectar.

Great to get another "newbie" for our list right at the end of the year.

J & B

Brown-headed Honeyeaters (Melithreptus brevirostis) at Jarowair 10th December 2014

Brown-headed Honeyeaters (Melithreptus brevirostis) at Jarowair 10th December 2014

Brown-headed Honeyeaters (Melithreptus brevirostis) at Jarowair 10th December 2014

Brown-headed Honeyeaters (Melithreptus brevirostis) at Jarowair 10th December 2014

5 comments:

  1. You did well, especially if they are as flighty as I think they are. What a great find. I love the 3rd pic, they honey eater looks so awkward.

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  2. Great capture of your Brown-headed Honeyeater! Congrats on your newbie! Have a happy day!

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  3. yes always great to have a Newbie and get these shots of it

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  4. Great photos of this sweet "newbie"!

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  5. Congrats on the new find. Great photos, too.

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