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New Kid in Town

October 1, 2021
Crescent Honeyeater

Twice now I have detected this new bird in my backyard, giving an animated and loud vocal display. It is a Crescent Honeyeater  (Phylidonyris pyrrhopterus). Maree found them on Junction Hill in this post in 2019. Never recorded in Yea before. The first time in late August, it attracted the local bullyboys and was driven out by two Red Wattlebirds with cheering on by some spinebills and fairywrens. Today it was back unimpeded, calling loudly on a cold sunny morning from the top of a bush. Both times it has been a single male bird (the female has more muted colours all round).

Guess he’s no longer the New Kid in Town.

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  1. Rebecca Bowles permalink
    October 3, 2021 4:14 pm

    i was wondering what the new bird was in my backyard, couldn’t find it in my much thumbed Strath ck bird book.

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