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HoneyeaterAnthochaera phrygia  

21 Regent Honeyeater at Symonston, ACT

Anthochaera phrygia at Symonston, ACT - 26 Mar 2019

Identification history

Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia 27 Mar 2019 RyuCallaway
Honeyeater Anthochaera phrygia 27 Mar 2019 rawshorty

Significant sighting

  27 Mar 2019

Critically endangered species which only occasionally visits the ACT. First ACT record for a couple of years, and the first for CNM.

Author's notes

A very surprising visitor to my birdbath.

7 comments

ibaird wrote:
   27 Mar 2019
Great record! I haven't seen one in Canberra for over 40 years.
   27 Mar 2019
Still yet to see a Regent Honeyeater in the ACT, but this gives me a little bit of hope.
MattM wrote:
   28 Mar 2019
Hopefully we will see the day when they are common visitors to all our bird baths.
   29 Mar 2019
I wonder what the CNM record for the most likes is... this must be getting pretty close!
   29 Mar 2019
I noticed this bird species was in some national news today regarding a known breeding location for them that is under threat of possible development: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-29/push-to-protect-critically-endangered-regent-honeyeaters/10934296
ibaird wrote:
   29 Mar 2019
I posted a link to this page on the Field Naturalists of Victoria group on Facebook and there were over 100 likes.
   30 Mar 2019
So Jeally!

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Nearby Sightings

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Malipo bianchii at Symonston, ACT - 14 Apr 2019 Malipo bianchii (TBC) at Symonston, ACT - 14 Apr 2019 Unidentified Leafhopper & planthopper (Hemiptera, several families) (TBC) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Feb 2019 Unidentified Plant (TBC) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Malipo bianchii at Symonston, ACT - 14 Apr 2019
Malipo bianchii (TBC) at Symonston, ACT - 14 Apr 2019
Unidentified Leafhopper & planthopper (Hemiptera, several families) (TBC) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Feb 2019
Unidentified Plant (TBC) at Symonston, ACT - 27 Feb 2019

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 26 Mar 2019 8:59 AM Recorded on
  • rawshorty Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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