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Release of 20 endangered Regent Honeyeaters

21 June 2020

Last week we released 20 endangered Regent Honeyeaters into the wild where it’s hoped they’ll mix with the wild population and breed. 20 Birds were raised in specialist facilities at Taronga Zoo Sydney where they have been successfully breeding the species for 20 years. Beloved by bird watchers, regent honeyeaters are medium sized black and yellow birds that feed on nectar from eucalypts and mistletoe. I’m extremely proud of the work done by the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment @nswenviromedia in partnership with BirdLife Australia , Taronga Zoo Sydney NSW Environment Trust, Saving our Species, Hunter Local Land Services and the Biodiversity Conservation Trust in bringing this great initiative to life.