07 July, 2012

Eastern Spinebill

Scientific Name: Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

Population Estimate: Unknown, but Least Concern status

Range / Habitat: Endemic to Australia, where found in forested and savannah areas long the east coast and into the southeastern corner of the country.

Field Notes: Fine billed honeyeater with black head and crescent down sides. Red eye. Rufous neck, flanks, and throat patch. Extensive white in outer tail feathers. Non-overlapping with similar Western Spinebill.

Personal Notes: Quite a lucky photo taken at Australian National Botanical Gardens in Canberra.

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