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Scientific Name: 
Anthochaera phrygia
Phylum: 
Chordata
Species class: 
Aves
Order: 
Passeriformes
Family: 
Meliphagidae
Genus: 
Anthochaera
Species: 
phrygia
Status: 
Critically Endangered
Population Trend: 
Decreasing
Quick Facts

Lifespan: 10 years

Weight: 45g in males and 39g in females.

Size: 20–24 cm in length, with a wingspan of 30 cm

Fun Facts
  • Almost 200 birds have been bred at Taronga and released into the wild at Mt Chiltern, Victoria.
  • Females use cobwebs to bind their nests together.
  • Their eggs have beautiful purple and red markings.
  • They are an important pollinator for the Koala’s favourite eucalypt trees

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At Taronga:

Taronga Zoo has established a zoo-bred population as part of a recovery plan. Regent Honeyeaters can be seen at the Blue Mountains Bush Walk at Taronga Zoo. So far, almost 200 birds have been bred at Taronga and released into the wild at Mt Chiltern, Victoria. Breeding between captive bred and wild birds has already been recorded which is evidence of the success of this conservation program.

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Source: 
www.iucnredlist.org
Year assessed: 
2013