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This pair of Spinebills were found in forest/woodlands.
This feeding ritual was a joy to witness.
Thank you Nopayahnah.
Gorgeous!!! Let's catch up soon. : )
Gracias harsuame. Fue un momento precioso.
Preciosos excelente imagen
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)
Thanks for checking, and yes I agree she is rather fluffy and plain. So safe to say, a juvenile. Very cute!
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.
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.
Thanks Leuba :)
Is that first one a baby? I've never seen their little ones. Great spotting!
Lat: -37.50, Long: 145.85
Spotted on Feb 12, 2012 Submitted on Mar 28, 2012
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