They are found all down the East coast and in the south east of Australia. They have a variety of habitats, but seem to like our garden with its huge variety of flowers. An Austrlian native honeyeater, they seem to prefer to collect the nectar from non-native flowers like fuchsia and salvia.
They are very difficult to photograph as they never keep still and I sat for hours on the veranda to get a few decent shots.
In other areas of the garden, the irises have been putting on a superb show, though they are all but finished now.
Liz Needle - linking with Wild Bird Wednesday