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New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 46844)
CommentThe flowers of the correa bush provide a great source of pollen for a number of honeyeaters and other species. It also provides a protective environment for the birds feeding on it to disappear into the dense foliage, should a predator appear. The challenge was to get a shot of a honeyeater feeding, which is not as easy as it sounds. I have seen plenty of birds on and in the correa, but to get close to one when its feeding in another story. I was standing in amongst this bush when a New Holland Honeyeater landed close by and started sticking its long beak into one of the flowers. It had already been feeding elsewhere, hence the yellow face.
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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