Regent Honeyeater

Anthochaera phrygia

Once known as the Warty Bird, due to warty patch of yellowish facial skin around its eyes. The plumage is striking, with a distinctive black hood, and the black body feathers broadly edged with yellow and white, giving a scalloped appearance, and bright yellow panels in the feathers of the wings and tail. The Regent Honeyeater is strongly nomadic, moving northwards in the autumn and winter, and returning to the southern areas in spring, following the flowering blossoms on which it feeds. The species is critically endangered, with breeding programs in place to increase population numbers and tree planting programs in several area to provide food and establish wildlife corridors.