There are three species of Melithreptus honeyeaters to be found locally, Brown-headed and White-naped are common, Black-chinned less so. On occasions all three species can be seen foraging together – their habitat and diets are quite similar. I was captivated by a mass gathering of our two common Melithreptus at the weekend, feeding in a small Yellow Box at the corner of Mia Mia Road and the Pyrenees Highway. The flock was joined by a number of Striated Pardalotes and a Crested Shrike-tit … compulsory viewing!
* Melithreptus Gr. melithreptos honey-fed.