Yellingbo NCR is a smallish linear reserve that straddles Macclesfield Rd., Yellingbo, and comprises 2 creeks, the Woori Yallock and the Cockatoo. Abutting the reserve is Yellingbo Lake, on private property, which is invaluable when full for water birds that need more open spaces. Yellingbo NCR is known for being the last stronghold of the Helmeted Honeyeater (a sub-species of the Yellow-tufted Honeyeater), but highly significant as it is Victoria's State Avian Emblem.
I do a lot of work with the Helmeted Honeyeater, supplementary feeding, aiding the Field Ornithologist in capture and banding of juveniles, surveying the sites within the reserve and as a representative on the Helmeted Honeyeater Recovery Team. The area the birds are in is, naturally, a restricted area to the public.
On this page I will have a separate gallery (1) for the Helmeted Honeyeater.
Click on a picture to open a gallery and for information.
Gallery 1 - note the variations in the colour depending on the light at the time.