2019-2020 Breeding Season Summary – 29th September 2019
The new breeding season has commenced and there are currently 10 breeding pairs, 2 fledglings and nests at every site.
At the end of July 42 (60%) of the juveniles from the previous breeding season have been sighted. That’s a good outcome.
From July through August a total of 213 birds were recorded – compared to 154 for the same period last year. The 213 birds includes 29 of the 36 captive release birds that were released into the reserve in August.
And some fun facts:
The oldest known Helmeted Honeyeater in the world is Charles Henry and he turned 21 on the 5th Dec. 2018. Charles Henry is part of the captive breeding program at Healesville Sanctuary.
The oldest living Helmeted Honeyeater in the wild turned 9 on Monday 17/12/2018. And the oldest known bird ever in the wild lived to the age of 16.
The HeHo Herald is our quarterly newsletter for Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater members. It contains articles from across the many Friends activities including the latest news on the Helmeted Honeyeater populations, what our volunteers are doing and includes details of some upcoming events.
Why would you become a financial member (from just $10 p/a) if you can download the HeHo Herald for free? We hope that you can see why when reading the newsletter and taking a look through this website, but of course, it’s ultimately up to you.
The latest HeHo Herald has something for everyone, including the latest Helmeted Honeyeater news, what’s happening in the nursery, education program activities, special events and much more.
Download the latest HeHo Herald – Spring 2019 (8 Mb) or check out copies from the past 12 years (links below).
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