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Regent Honeyeater | by Mister Troy
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Regent Honeyeater

Regent Honeyeater - Anthochaera phrygia

 

Chiltern, Victoria

 

I don't know what it is with me, terrible weather, and Regent Honeyeaters, but this was a windy, windy day with shocking light - the other time I photographed them it was hosing rain, so yeah... one day I hope I'll get glorious conditions and a beautifully framed photo.

 

Anyway - one of the perks of this ornithology course is that some of the lecturers have connections with various people in the area - in this case Iain knew Johnno who is involved in tracking the released Regents, which meant that we only had to wait a couple of minutes to get cracking views of this female banded Regent Honeyeater. It was released back in April when I was around then, so good to see that she's kicking on. Apparently she's being accompanied by some unbanded/wild males, so that's some good news for genetic diversity for this threatened species.

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Taken on August 29, 2013