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.

From behind:

Wattlebird

In full song:

Wattlebird

Common name: Little Wattlebird

Scientific name: Anthochaera chrysoptera

Approximate length: 30 cm

Date spotted: Saturday 22 November 2014

Season: Spring

Location: Manly Dam National Park, Sydney, Australia

Latitude/longitude: 33°46’40.3″S 151°14’58.5″E

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About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

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