WESTERN WATTLEBIRD FACTS
The Western Wattlebird is a brown honeyeater. It is very similar to the Little Wattlebird (A. chrysoptera) from the eastern states, and considered as a sub-species in some publications. The chest is brown streaked with white and belly is white. Unlike the Little Wattlebird, the head is plain brown and does not have white streaks. It has a white patch on side of the head below the eye stretching from the bill to almost the shoulder. The grey bill is fairly long and curved. It does not have visible wattles.
25cm - 30cm
forest, woodland, heathland, parks and gardens
feeds on nectar extracted from the flower using their long tongue. Also eats insects
the nest is made from twigs and grass in a bush or tree. Lays usually a single buff coloured egg spotted with fine brown spots.
found in south west parts of Western 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:||Western Wattlebird|
Relatives in same Genus
Red Wattlebird (A. carunculata)
Little Wattlebird (A. chrysoptera)
Yellow Wattlebird (A. paradoxa)