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Eastern Spinebill

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Habitat:

This pair of Spinebills were found in forest/woodlands.

Notes:

This feeding ritual was a joy to witness.


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12 Comments

Nyssaflutterby
Nyssaflutterby 6 years ago

Thank you Nopayahnah.

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

wonderful series!

ShannaB
ShannaB 6 years ago

Gorgeous!!! Let's catch up soon. : )

Nyssaflutterby
Nyssaflutterby 6 years ago

Gracias harsuame. Fue un momento precioso.

harsuame
harsuame 6 years ago

Preciosos excelente imagen

Nyssaflutterby
Nyssaflutterby 6 years ago

The Eastern Spinebill sometimes hovers like a hummingbird when feeding on the nectar from flowers. Most Australian honeyeaters feed on flowers from a perched position. (Birds in Backyards)

Nyssaflutterby
Nyssaflutterby 6 years ago

Thanks for checking, and yes I agree she is rather fluffy and plain. So safe to say, a juvenile. Very cute!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

I just checked google images for female and then male eastern spinebills and they both seem to be fully coloured. This little one looks a little too fluffy and plain not to be a young one. Cute.

Nyssaflutterby
Nyssaflutterby 6 years ago

Not sure Argybee. My uncle said that it was either the parent feeding the baby or it could be mating behaviour which would make the bird being feed a female adult. I know the bird being fed was making quite a lot of noise.

Nyssaflutterby
Nyssaflutterby 6 years ago

Thanks Leuba :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

great series!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Is that first one a baby? I've never seen their little ones. Great spotting!

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.50, Long: 145.85

Spotted on Feb 12, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

Spotted for mission

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