Australian Honeyeaters are a large and diverse group of birds with a ‘brush-tipped’ tongue used to extract nectar from flowers; some also eat insects and pollen, berries and sugary sap from plants and bug secretions.  

The suburban environment can help these birds thrive. Suburban gardens tend to contain lots of variety and plants with flowers; it is however really important to plant good dense shrubbery as well in order to provide cover for the smaller species as the larger species tend to dominate.