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Eastern Spinebill

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Description:

The Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) is a species of honeyeater found in south-eastern Australia in forest and woodland areas, as well as gardens in urban areas of Sydney and Melbourne. It is around 15 cm long, and has a distinctive black, white and chestnut plumage, a red eye, and a long downcurved bill.

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4 Comments

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

Thanks MartinL

MartinL
MartinL 7 years ago

Agree - fantastic shot.
But I think a shot like this requires more than luck.

DarrenC
DarrenC 7 years ago

I got very lucky with that shot

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 7 years ago

Fantastic shot! They don't hang around for someone with a camera. The closest thing we have to hummingbirds.

DarrenC
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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Apr 22, 2014
Submitted on Apr 22, 2014

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