Little Wattlebird croaking
This Little Wattlebird appears quite drab when seen from afar, but from close up has a sleek coat of streaks with chestnut touches on its wings. Wattlebirds are one of the many types of honeyeaters found in Australia. As well as nectar, they eat berries and insects. And they’re noisy and argumentative.
In the video, the bird is uttering its characteristic scratchy croak.
In full song:
Common name: Little Wattlebird
Scientific name: Anthochaera chrysoptera
Approximate length: 30 cm
Date spotted: Saturday 22 November 2014
Location: Manly Dam National Park, Sydney, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°46’40.3″S 151°14’58.5″E