Critically endangered


With just over 1000 birds left in the wild, the Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia) is one of Australia’s most endangered birds. There are only a few places to see them. I had the chance to join a friend on a trip to the Capertee Valley and we were blessed with an opportunity to photograph this striking bird.
Capertee Valley, New South Wales
Canon EOS 1D MkIV, Canon EF 600 L IS lens, 1/800, f7.1, ISO 1600, Gitzo 3541LS tripod, Wimberley Head II
Status: The Regent Honeyeater (Anthochaera phrygia, previously Xanthomyza phrygia) is listed as Critically Endangered.

by Jan Wegener, Victoria