Y is for yellow-throated honeyeater! #MelaleucaMiscellany

Yellow-throated honeyeater snacking on a native cherry - picture courtesy of Mick Brown.

Yellow-throated honeyeater snacking on a native cherry – picture courtesy of Mick Brown.

Yellow-throated honeyeaters (Lichenostomus flavicollis) are common around the rangers hut at Melaleuca, and are often seen chasing other birds about in what appears to be a spirited defence of their territories.  They were once considered pests of orchards, which is perhaps where their other common name, the green cherry-picker, comes from.

Upside-down Miss Jane! Lovely yellow-throated honeyeater photo by Michelle Turner.

Upside-down Miss Jane! Lovely yellow-throated honeyeater photo by Michelle Turner.

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