|Macleay's Honeyeater Xanthotis
November / December 2010
Macleay's Honeyeater is distributed in a restricted area of Queensland from Cooktown in the north to Paluma in the south. It is found in rainforest and rainforest edges.
|Despite its English name, it
is omnivorous probably feeding mostly on insects though it does
eat nectar and small fruits. It feeds at all levels in the forest
but mainly in the canopy.
The Macleay family were naturalists and collectors as well as politicians. They donated their extensive collection to Sydney University in 1887.
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