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Gilbert’s Honeyeater

Djingki feeds on nectar and insects and will readily visit a garden rich with native shrubs and trees.

Honeyeaters Bushland Heathland Urban Pollinators

Noongar Names: Djingki

Scientific Name: Melithreptus chloropsis

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation and habitat loss

Will they visit?: Frequent, yet seasonal, visitor to home gardens located near reserves, parks, and bushland

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout South West and the Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Nests are hidden within dense shrubs and tree canopies

Diet: Nectar, fruit and small invertebrates

Water: Frog ponds and bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Pollination and pest control

ReWild Benefits

Gilbert’s Honeyeaters pollinate native plants and help to create a more connected ecosystem throughout the landscape. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about these native birds and record any sightings via Birdata to help scientists monitor their population.

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