Fuscous domination

Not much to report in recent days, apart from the preponderance of Fuscous Honeyeaters pretty much wherever I go.

This species is a ‘sucker’ for water and along with the more aggressive Yellow-tufted Honeyeaters will tend to dominate small bushland water sources. Adult Fuscous Honeyeaters in breeding fettle have black bills while younger birds and non-breeding adults have quite a deal of yellow on the bill and gape.

Also seen and heard in the Rise and Shine – Brown Treecreeper, Mistletoebird, Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, Eastern Rosella, Sacred Kingfisher, Rainbow Bee-eater, Eastern Yellow Robin.

Brown Treecreeper, Rise & Shine Bushland Reserve, 9th February 2021

Fuscous Honeyeater




2 responses to “Fuscous domination

  1. I have quite a large resident flock of fuscous honeyeaters as well as eastern yellow robins and yellow tufted honeyeaters amongst the birds that attend my bird baths. I have observed similar aggression from the tufties but also that of the fuscous honeyeaters over the larger eyr particularly when the latter are outnumbered, which is almost always.
    Also raising their second brood for the season are a family of white browed babblers. Very entertaining!

  2. This is the first time that I have observed these babblers at Jasper Park since I have been here. 42 years!

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