Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia)

The critically endangered Regent Honeyeater was once common in woodland and forest from Victoria to SE Queensland. For reasons not fully understood it has suffered a drastic reduction in numbers across its range and now very few birds remain. One of its remaining ‘strongholds’ has been the much depleted Box-Ironbark forest of northern Victoria. There is a recovery program in place there, where captive breed birds are being released into the wild to augment the few remaining birds.