Striped Honeyeater, Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney

Striped Honeyeater, Taronga Park Zoo, Sydney

Australia has many dozens of different honeyeaters. In my home town of Murray Bridge we have at least 12 different species, most of them resident year round.

The Striped Honeyeater is one of them, but it is a breeding migrant in this area, arriving in the spring and leaving late summer. Only on one occasion over the last 26 years has it actually nested in our garden.

The bird shown in the photo above was in an aviary at Taronga Park Zoo where we visited on a holiday earlier this year.

 

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