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Photo: C & D Frith
Wet Tropics Rainforest Life

ENDEMIC Tropical North QLD

Xanthotis macleayana
20 cm

         Macleay’s Honeyeater is endemic to the Wet Tropics region.

         It is common in rainforests at all altitudes. It can be seen about the rainforest and its edges, and at times, in orchards and gardens.

      It is harder to see than most other honeyeaters as it is unobtrusive. Its main call is a
       musical ‘to wit, too wee twit’ song.

         Also making it more difficult to see, it remains higher than many of the other
       honeyeaters in the rainforest.

           It searches amongst epiphytic growths and vines as well as gleaning from leaves.
       Its diet consists of roughly 70 percent insects and spiders, 20 percent nectar, and
       10 percent fruit.

           Because of its feeding habits, it plays an important role in the pollination of
        rainforest flowers.

        The breeding season is from September to March.

       Easily viewed at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodge .


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