Regent HoneyeaterRegent Honeyeater - Anthochaera phrygia
These beautiful birds were in the conservation area at Currumbin. I couldn’t tell what they were, and posted on the Bird ID facebook group, and one of the people who care for them responded, saying that they’ve just started nesting and that they’re really hopeful 🙂
The regent honeyeater is listed as endangered on the IUCN Red List and under both Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 and Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992. The Action Plan for Australian Birds 2010, compiled by researchers from Charles Darwin University and published in October 2011 by the CSIRO, added the regent honeyeater to the “critically endangered” list, giving habitat loss as the major threat.