New Holland Honeyeater

Let Me Eat Honey

Let Me Eat Honey

This is Neville, a New Holland Honeyeater. He is showing some indignation and impatience with me because I inadvertantly scared him away from the nectar site that he was plundering. He can’t wait to get back to it and just wants me to get lost. He lives in the National Australia Botanic Gardens in Canberra, along with about 353,000 of his kind and even more little Eastern Spinebills. The two species are happy to share and swarm all over any tree or bush that has what they want. It’s the big bully wattle birds that they have to watch out for. When the wattles want the tree, they just “bomb” all of the little birds, and off they go to some other site.

Photographer: Steve Dew

Photographer: Steve Dew

Website: www.aussiecreatures.net

These guys were coming to water nearby in their dozens, this one was very vocal seems as if he was the boss, but then again all New Hollands think they're the boss!

 

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