Category Archives: Spinebill

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