Monday, March 28, 2011

More meat for Yellow Honeyeater

No surprise to find Yellow Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavus) with juicy green caterpillar in Tyto yesterday. Cyclone Yasi and much rain since then have reduced honeyeaters' feed options. So, Yellows and Rufous-throateds have stayed around, but most Browns - keener on pollen and nectar - have left the wetlands.    
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2 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Nice shot.
My Lewin's HE (the only HE I get apart from the Spinebills) survive on insects and berries in my wet forest.
Not much nectar here, naturally, but they are partial to my flowering plants in the garden. But unusual choices such as Camellias which I was not aware of as nectar producing. But the Lewins have worked that out.
Trust the birds to find food which suits them.
Denis

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: I trust the birds are finding food that suits. But, of course, since Yasi many birds will have missed out.