Eastern Spinebill near Sydney, Australia
This pretty little bird is fast-moving and hard to photograph. The trickling noise in the background is the waterfall at Manly Dam Reserve. Towards the end of the clip, you’ll hear first a Whipbird and then some tweeting that may be the Spinebill itself.
Here it is, an Eastern Spinebill dancing around as it catches insects. At least, I think that’s what it’s doing.
Common name: Eastern Spinebill
Scientific name: Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Approximate length: 15 cm
Date spotted: 6 March 2016
Season: Late summer
Location: Waterfall at Manly Dam Reserve, New South Wales, Australia
Latitude/longitude: 33°46’08.5″S 151°14’29.1″E