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Notes on the breeding biology of the Regent Honeyeater.


Two Regent Honeyeater Xanthomyza phrygia nests were watched for six days before both nests disappeared. Observations on nest building, copulation, incubation, feeding, vocalization and aggressive interactions with other avian species are presented. There was frequent aggression between the Regent Honeyeaters and other species of honeyeaters. It is possible that habitat fragmentation coupled with frequent and intense interspecific aggression during breeding are contributing factors in the decline of Regent Honeyeater populations.

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