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Eastern Spinebill- Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris If you have a garden full of nectar bearing plants you will have a constant display of honeyeaters. Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris,Australia,Eamw birds,Eastern Spinebill,Geotagged,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Eastern Spinebill- Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

If you have a garden full of nectar bearing plants you will have a constant display of honeyeaters.

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  1. What a lovely shot Ernst - delightful colours here and such a gentle, inquiring pose from the spinebill. I love seeing these little characters. Posted 14 days ago
  2. Beautiful bird and very good picture! Posted 14 days ago
  3. Well done Ernst. They don't hang around in one spot for long. Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thanks Mark. It’s true,they are alwise on the move but as 3 of them came every day I got some shots. Posted 12 days ago
      1. At least you can hear when they turn up. They sound like a shopping trolley wheel which needs oiling. Posted 12 days ago

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The Eastern Spinebill is a species of honeyeater found in south-eastern Australia in forest and woodland areas, as well as gardens in urban areas of Sydney and Melbourne. It is around 15 cm long, and has a distinctive black, white and chestnut plumage, a red eye, and a long downcurved bill.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ernst
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Uploaded Jun 8, 2021. Captured Nov 20, 2015 15:29 in Box 268, Willunga SA 5172, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 700D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/128s
  • ISO400
  • 500mm