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Honeyeaters can't hover
Lens: DAL 55-300 Camera: K-7 Photo Location: Darwin NT 
Posted By: Bruce Clark, 07-15-2012, 05:53 AM

I suppose Honeyeaters are Australia's answer to the Humming Birds but they can't hover.

1 Approaching a Grevillea in perfect position.



2 Despite flapping furiously he just can't hold it.


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07-15-2012, 06:36 AM   #2
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Amazing birds. How do they manage to feed? Do they perch? I assume they are nectar eaters.
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Amazing birds. How do they manage to feed? Do they perch? I assume they are nectar eaters.
They are nectar feeders and they normally perch on or near the flower to feed. This is the first time I have seen one try feeding on the wing.
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Big Smile! What a great catch!! Thanks for sharing and what a cool tree!

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Big Smile! What a great catch!! Thanks for sharing and what a cool tree!
Thanks for looking. The tree is a grevillea species common in and around Darwin. The locals tell me it is called the Darwin Silkyoak or Golden Grevillea.

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Well spotted and captured Bruce!
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nice capture Bruce, I've never seen one attempt that maneuver either!

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