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  Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)





Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater | Acanthagenys rufogularis photo
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater taken at Gluepot Reserve, South Australia

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BIRD FACTS

Description
The Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater is a greyish-brown honeyaeter with orange throat and chest, and white and brown streaked underside. It is a sociable bird

Size
24cm

Habitat
dry woodland, scrubland, semi-desert and desert in the arid interior

Food
feeds on nectar and fruit and also some insects

Breeding
lays two or three mottled off-white eggs in cup-shaped nest made of plant fibre, usually found 1m to 10 m above ground.

Range
found across much of inland Australia. It is not found in the wet tropical north, or wetter coastal forest along east coast, and far south west of Western Australia. It is not found in Tasmania.



Classification
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Meliphagidae
Genus:Acanthagenys
Species:rufogularis
Common Name:Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater