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Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, The Coorong, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image Australia
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.

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, The Coorong, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image 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.

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Port Augusta, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
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