Date and Effort
Wed Jul 18, 2018
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- Birdline Australia
- Campbell Paine per Mick Roderick and Dean Ingwersen #234971
1 species total
A single Regent Honeyeater was photographed at 6:50am on Wednesday July 18th in Wes Mitchell Park at Tin Can Bay by ‘Questagame’ player Campbell Paine. The attached photograph shows the bird sitting in a flowering Swamp Mahogany. This is the northernmost record of the species since a single bird was seen at Stanmore for several days in October 2013. The only records from further north come from near Duaringa (one season sometime between 1874 and 1924), Byfield Creek (1930), and Mackay (1963). Well done to Campbell on an outstanding record. In the image the tree still appears to have some unopened bud, so it would be worth checking the area, as blossom is likely still present. Photo on Birdline.
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