Regent Honeyeater

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Regent Honeyeater
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Rare and Endangered Animals

The Regent Honeyeater (Lathamus discolor) is a medium sized honeyeater with bright yellow plumage on the wings and tail. The head and body is mostly black with white plumage. A large patch of bare warty skin surrounds each eye.

The Regent Honeyeater is a semi-nomadic species that has had its habitat reduced by land clearing. In Warringah, the Regent Honeyeater may be seen in lowland coastal areas when Swamp Mahogany is in flower in autumn and spring.

It nests in eucalypts, mistletoe clumps and casuarinas during breeding season, from July to November.