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Nest of white bearded honeyeater
Title : Nest of white bearded honeyeater Nest of white bearded honeyeater
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Date of creation : ca. 1905
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 70 x 100 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :

Close view of the nest of White-bearded Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae). Also known as the New Holland Honeyeater it is common in southern South Australia from the south east to the Eyre Peninsula. It can also be found in the suburbs particularly where native plants such as grevilleas and banksias or other nectar producing plants are grown. It lays two or three eggs during its main breeding season which is June to January. The birds are usually found in large groups and can drive off larger birds from a feeding area.

Period : 1884-1913
Region : Kangaroo Island
Further reading :
Cayley, Neville W. What bird is that? , Dingley, Vic.: Redwood Editions, 2000
Pizzey, Graham, A field guide to the birds of Australia; illustrated by Roy Doyle Sydney: Collins Australia, 1983
Jackson, Garth Birds of Kangaroo Island Kingscote, S.A.: Islander Newspapers, 1978
Officer, Hugh R. Australian honeyeaters; illustrations by Peg Maltby; map by Alex Stirling Melbourne Bird Observers Club, 1964
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