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How did the Regent Honeyeater become endangered?
The reason the honeyeaters are critically endangered is the loss, fragmentation and degradation of their habitat. Regent Honeyeaters depend on a series of high-quality food sources, which they follow through the year and over several years within their range.
Is the honeyeater endangered?
The Regent Honeyeater has been badly affected by land-clearing, with the clearance of the most fertile stands of nectar-producing trees and the poor health of many remnants, as well as competition for nectar from other honeyeaters, being the major problems. It is listed federally as an endangered species.
Are Regent Honeyeaters critically endangered?
Conservation status The regent honeyeater is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, and was listed as endangered under both Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992.
How many regent honeyeaters are left?
Only 350–400 mature regent honeyeaters remain in the wild. Nesting birds and chicks were observed in a Hunter Valley area zoned for industrial development. Wildlife groups are calling on the Federal and NSW State Governments to intervene.
What eats the regent honeyeater?
Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters are being preyed on by an unlikely source. Later, a Squirrel Glider — a larger, threatened species of glider — was also filmed attempting to catch a honeyeater at another nest, then eating her eggs.”
How do you help a Regent Honeyeater?
Activities to assist this species Maintain a captive population of Regent Honeyeaters. Provide landholders and other community members with information on the ecology and conservation requirements of the Regent Honeyeater. Use incentives on private land to encourage landholders to manage key areas.
How many helmeted honeyeaters are left in the wild 2020?
Helmeted Honeyeaters are critically endangered. Numbers declined from a counted 167 birds in 1967 to a low of 50 birds in 1990. As with any species, the population rises and falls with the seasons. In March 2020 there were estimated to be about 240 birds left in the world.
How can we save the helmeted honeyeater?
How you can help
- Do what you can to create community awareness and support for the Helmeted Honeyeater.
- By visiting Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo or Werribee Open Range Zoo, you will be supporting our work to fight extinction.
- Donate if you can, because every little bit helps.
What eats a Regent Honeyeater?
Critically Endangered Regent Honeyeaters are being preyed on by an unlikely source. High-tech video surveillance cameras have revealed for the first time that some marsupials may be significant predators of the threatened honeyeaters’ eggs.
Where is the regent honeyeater found?
The Regent Honeyeater mainly inhabits temperate woodlands and open forests of the inland slopes of south-east Australia. Birds are also found in drier coastal woodlands and forests in some years.
How do you save a Regent Honeyeater?
- Raise awareness within the wider community about the Regent Honeyeater.
- Enable the wider community to identify and report the presence of the Regent Honeyeater.
- Enable the wider community to engage in a range of actions to protect and conserve the Regent Honeyeater and other threatened woodland birds.
What does a Regent Honeyeater look like?
The striking Regent Honeyeater has a black head, neck and upper breast, a lemon yellow back and breast scaled black, with the underparts grading into a white rump, black wings with conspicuous yellow patches, and a black tail edged yellow. In males, the dark eye is surrounded by yellowish warty bare skin.