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Yellingbo, Woori Yallock Creek sub-catchment, Australia
Have you ever wanted to contribute to conservation of a threatened species? The Helmeted Honeyeater is Victoria's state emblem and is listed as: 1. Critically endangered (DSE Advisory List Of Threatened Vertebrate Fauna In Victoria - 2007) 2. Threatened (Victorian Govt. Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988) 3. Critically endangered (Federal Govt. Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999) Can people make a difference to this bird's long-term survival? We believe anyone can. Check out the 'Take action' button on our homepage (www.helmetedhoneyeater.org.au), then contact us for more details.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Still going strong

We've talked before about the oldest Helmeted Honeyeater on record being alive and kicking in Yellingbo. Well, we don't see him much. He lives in a quiet corner of Yellingbo that we don't get to much. We always wonder how he is. Is he still there? Is he breeding?

We don't know the answer to the latter question, but on 9 January 2012 he was spotted again by Bruce, DSE Senior Ornithologist (bird specialist). At that stage, he was 17 years and 2 months.

Amazing longevity for a little bird.