Friday, 22 April 2011

Honeyeaters love "Honey Gem"

Grevilleas are a favourite food source for Honeyeaters and we have added many to our garden, both naturally occuring varieties as well as hybrid cultivars and as a result have the pleasure of lots of visits from many Honeyeater species. A hybrid cultivar that they all favour is the "Honey Gem" as it is a profuse flowering plant and has loads of nectar. We planted one right outside the office and we are treated to being able to watch the birds as a break from working on the computer.This morning a group of Brown-headed Honeyeaters arrived to spend sometime working across the flower heads. They are one of seven species of "White-naped Honeyeaters
and range through southern Australia up the east coast into Queensland.

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