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Little Wattlebird (female)

Anthochaera chrysoptera


The little wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), also known as the brush wattlebird, is a honeyeater, a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is found in coastal and sub-coastal south-eastern Australia. The Little Wattlebird is a medium to large honeyeater, but it is the smallest of the wattlebirds. They are mostly dark grey-brown above, with faint white shafts on each of the feathers. The young one resembles its mother except that it is a little darker in colour. Saw this mother and its young in my garden feeding on Australian native flowers. The young one was really pestering it's mother for food.


Urban Garden in Ventnor, Phillip Island

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Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Sep 25, 2014
Submitted on Oct 1, 2014

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