Little Wattlebird or Brush Wattlebird
Photograph copyright: Nickolay Tilcheff - all rights reserved. Used with permission.
LITTLE WATTLEBIRD FACTS
The Little Wattlebird is a brown honeyeater. The chest is brown streaked with white and belly is white. The head and upper back is flecked with fine white streaks. It has a paler area on the side of the head below the eye. The grey bill is fairly long and curved, The feet are grey. It does not have visible wattles. Males and females are similar in colour. Younger birds are similar to adults with less white streaks. The Western Wattlebird (A. lunulata) is considered to be a sub-species of A. chrysoptera by some authors.
25cm - 30cm
forest, woodland, heathland, parks and gardens
feeds on nectar which they extract using their long tongue. Also east some insects and flowers
the cup-shaped nest is made from twigs and grass in a shrub or tree. Lays one or two buff coloured eggs spotted with fine brown spots.
found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and south eastern parts of South Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Little Wattlebird|
Relatives in same Genus
Red Wattlebird (A. carunculata)
Western Wattlebird (A. lunulata)
Yellow Wattlebird (A. paradoxa)