Grevilleas are great

We planted a bunch of different Grevilleas last winter in the hope of attracting more honeyeaters to the front garden. They are working a treat, especially for Eastern Spinebills, which suffer constant chasing from larger nectar feeders such as Red Wattlebirds and New Holland Honeyeaters. The spinebills dash in for a quick feed, hiding amongst the foliage and escaping attention as they sip happily on nectar … at least for a short while. Eventually they are discovered and zip off to find another quiet spot to fuel up.

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Eastern Spinebill and Grevillea, Newstead, 22nd July 2014.

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The Grevilleas provide good camouflage for the tiny spinebills.

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This New Holland Honeyeater moved in and chased off the spinebill.

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New Holland Honeyeater on ‘Tucker Time Fruit Box’ a Grevillea lanigera x rosmarinifolia hybrid.

One response to “Grevilleas are great

  1. What are the Grevilleas in the top two photos please?

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