Booderee National Park

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New Holland honeyeater New Holland honeyeater

This small, black and white streaked bird with a yellow wing patch is common in the park all year round.

Where

These honeyeaters are the birds you’re most likely to see during spring in the heath areas such as the Heath Trail in the Botanic Gardens where grevilleas and banksias grow. They are quite bold and inquisitive and may even occasionally approach you. You’ll often find them playing with the Brown-headed honey eater.

Feeding

The honeyeaters are very active feeders, busily gobbling nectar, fruit, insects and spiders. They may feed alone, but normally gather in large groups.

Breeding

The honeyeater’s nest is usually a small, messy cup of grass and twigs hidden in low and prickly bushes. Both sexes feed the chicks and a pair of adults may raise two or three broods in a year.

Sounds

This is a noisy bird and its calls have a hissing tone that sounds like swist or sw-swist.