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

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. See the distribution map at Birdlife International.

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.

The yellow streak on the cheek of the bird in photo 4 shows that it is a juvenile.

Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Port Augusta, SA, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia, September 2013 - click for larger image
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