|Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater Acanthagenys rufogularis
February / March 2006
The Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater is distributed in Australia except the tropical north, coastal south-east, extreme south-west and Tasmania. It is found in dry scrub, woodland and gardens.
|It looks a bit like a small wattlebird and is probably more closely related to them than anything else. Striking features are its pink bill with black tip and its apricot-buff throat and upper breast. It also has a whitish streak on the cheek, a black mask and a blue eye. The long tail has extensive white tips.
There is more information at Birds in Backyards.