Photo: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey
BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
Eastern Spinebill: Acanthorhycnhus tenuirostris
This is a beautiful little bird, coloured rufous brown underneath, greyish on top, with a black head, contrasting white bib, and a sharply downward curving bill.
It's call is a series of piping whistles.
Being a honeyeater, it feed regularly on nectar, and can often be seen hovering at flowers with a distinctive whirring sound of the wings like a sunbird or an American hummingbird.
It inhabits the wetter environments along the east coast of Australia.
Script: Courtesy of Damon Ramsey BSc.(Zool) Biologist Guide
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