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Little Wattlebird

Anthochaera chrysoptera


The Little Wattlebird is a honeyeater of coastal and sub-coastal habitats, endemic to south-eastern Australia. This species likes grevilleas, banksias and other flowering native shrubs. As with other honeyeaters, Little Wattlebirds feed on nectar using a long brush-tipped tongue adapted to probing deep into flowers. Little Wattlebirds can have a double breeding season, first spring and in autumn again.


Planted tree near the beach, North Stradbroke Island.


I was alerted to this bird's presence by its harsh call. Several call recordings can be heard here:

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DanielePralong 7 years ago

Thanks Leuba! Are yours darker?

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 7 years ago

Good to see this one - very different to the ones from down south.

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QLD, Australia

Spotted on Mar 22, 2014
Submitted on May 12, 2014


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