Honeyeaters in Action

The honeyeater genus of birds is one of the most conspicuous in Australia. The are usually a very social group of bird, often congregating together and maintaining tight family groups. Inter-group and inter-species rivalry can often be very feirce, especially when protecting a nectar source like a flowering gum tree. Chases and scuffles are often observed within this family, among other unique and often amusing behaviour. The images below show some of the behaviours observed by this uniquely australia genus, Honeyeaters. Coming under many names such as Miners, Friarbirds, Wattlebirds and Honeyeaters.