Shelter: Yellow-throated Miners build nests in shrubs and trees
Diet: Nectar, insects, fruits and honeydew
Water: Bird baths
ReWild Benefit: Pollination and pest control
Habitat Guide - Shelter
Yellow-throated Miners build nests within dense shrubs and tree canopies. A garden planted with diverse shrubs including banksias, paperbarks, and bottlebrushes can provide suitable nesting sites.
Birds build their nests with materials collected around the garden including twigs, bark, grass, fabrics, and even pet fur. Gowing clumping grasses and groundcovers in the garden can provide natural nesting materials for nesting birds.
Habitat Guide - Food and Water
Providing natural sources of food
Yellow-throated Miners feed on nectar, insects, fruits and honeydew. Popular plants within gardens include banksias, eucalypts, bottlebrushes, and kangaroo paws.
Designing a garden with plants with different flowering seasons can provide honeyeaters with food throughout the year.
Providing sources of water
Bird baths are popular with local honeyeaters. Many species can become territorial and pecking orders between species become apparent over time.
Yellow-throated Miners 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.