|Brown Honeyeater Lichmera indistincta on Melaleuca viridifloris, Barkly Tableland, Northern Territory|
(above and below).
|Eastern Spinebill females Acanthorhynchus tenuisostris on Pityrodia sp.,|
National Botanic Gardens, Canberra.
|Dusky Honeyeater Myzomela obscura, on Grevillea sp., Darwin.|
Such flowers tick all the boxes to attract bird pollinators.
|New Holland Honeyeater with Calothamnus sp., Cape le Grande NP, Western Australia.|
Note the pollen on its forehead.
|Eastern Little (or Brush) Wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera, on Banksia serrata, |
south coast New South Wales.
|Western Little Wattlebird Anthochaera lunulata on Banksia speciosa,Esperance, Western Australia.|
|Scarlet Honeyeater Myzomela sanguinolenta on bottlebrush, Callistemon sp.|
Cape Hillsborough NP, Queensland.
|Musk Lorikeet Glossopsitta concinna, on Eucalyptus leucoxylon, Coles Bay, Tasmania.|
|Rainbow Lorikeet Trichoglossus haematodus, Rosedale, New South Wales.|
|Silvereye Zosterops lateralis on Callistemon, Canberra.|
(From the balcony outside my study window in fact!)
|Scarlet-chested Sunbird Chalcomitra senegalensis, Entebbe Botanic Gardens, Uganda.|
This species ranges across most of Africa.
|Green Violetear Colibri thalassinus on Nicotiana flowers, near Cusco, Peruvian Andes.|
|Bearded Mountaineer Oreonympha nobilis, also near Cusco, and also on Nicotiana.|
This one is much less common, being limited to the southern Peruvian Andes above about 3000 metres.