And the bush has friends to meet him, and their kindly voices greet him, In the murmur of the breezes and the river on its bars,
And he sees the vision splendid of the sunlit plains extended, And at night the wonderous glory of the everlasting stars.

Banjo Paterson (1889)

Friday, March 12, 2010

White-naped Honeyeater Behaviour

I was out for a walk in the Perth hills and saw this White-naped Honeyeater feeding on lerps under the leaves. I've seen honeyeaters feeding lots of times before, but this individual had an interesting style of getting the lerps by hanging upside down and then twisting like some Olympian athlete. I think he gets the gold for lerp-feeding!


terence said...

Great observation!!
Enjoy your blog, lots of details.

Richard King said...

Thanks Terence. I like to give people some details and info about the ecology of animals and locations as well.