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hon·ey·eat·er

 (hŭn′ē-ē′tər)
n.
Any of various birds of the family Meliphagidae of Australia and adjacent regions, having an extensible brushlike tongue used for sucking nectar from flowers.
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In addition, high priority targets including Darter and Honeyeater will be tested as part of the ongoing greenfields exploration program.
Abstract: A New Holland honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae), a common species found mostly in the southern parts of Australia, was examined after a presumed traumatic incident but died several hours after presentation.
* Friends of Warrandyte State Park (FOWSP), Mansfield Environment and Climate Action Group, Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater, Friends of Leadbeater's Possum, Yarren Dheran Nature Reserve, and the VNPA, Nature Watch--'Caught on Camera'.
Honeyeater diagnoses her with chlamydia, which can damage her reproductive system and threaten the odds of having children if it isn't found early.
In line with Victorian State Government's goal to strengthen community support of renewable energy projects, FRV's Community Engagement and Social Benefit Sharing Plan aims to meet the needs of the local community and includes a two-year pilot partnership with the Regent Honeyeater Project, one of the most active volunteer conservation projects in Australia.
Mortality and behaviour of Hihi, an endangered New Zealand honeyeater, in the establishment phase following translocation.
Mortality and behavior of hihi, an endangered New Zealand honeyeater, in the establishment phase following translocation.
Numbers of this Hawaiian bird, related to the honeyeater, rapidly plummeted as the islands were cultivated and rats from visiting ships ate their eggs.
And that's where The Honeyeater gets sticky: their marriage wasn't just a romance, but an affair that involved reconciliation between two adversarial families.
Bright flashes of neon orange and yellow are a familiar sight in the Galilee Basin these days, though they are not the markings of the Yellow-throated Miner, a honeyeater native to Queensland, or the Rainbow Bee-eater, another long-time resident of the area.
Half of the transitions to bat pollination syndrome come from either sunbird or honeyeater pollination syndromes with the remaining derived from insect pollination (Fig.
A reduced rainfall will reduce the food supplies, particularly blossom in flowering trees and hence the breeding success of rare and threatened species such as Regent Honeyeater, Turquoise and Swift Parrot, Peregrine Falcon, the Brush-tailed Phascogale and Squirrel Glider (Crase and Clarke, 2010).