White-plumed Honeyeaters nesting

Remarkably, some birds are busy constructing nests.

The riparian verges of the Loddon River remain lush and green, as the surrounding bushland looks increasingly parched. White-plumed Honeyeaters are River Red-gum specialists and these magnificent eucalypts provide plenty of food via flowers and lerp over summer, which supports breeding through the drier months. This pair was busy putting the finishing touches on a nest in a small sapling yesterday morning.

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White-plumed Honeyeater at partially built nest, Loddon River @ Newstead, 29th December 2014.

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Cobwebs are integral to the final structure.

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Tidying up around the rim.

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Shaping the nest bowl with its body.

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The nest and birds were beautifully camouflaged.

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Off in search of more material.

One response to “White-plumed Honeyeaters nesting

  1. Fabulous series of shots of White- plumed Honey eaters. Congratulations.

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