Little Wattlebird
Murray Mallee Region
Little Wattlebird
Very Long Tongue
Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera (Anellobia) chrysoptera)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera (Anellobia) chrysoptera)
This Photo:     🔍Orange Underwing🔎

Thank you Asimakis Patitsas for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Murray Mallee SA, Coastal Areas and possibly elsewhere
Very similar to the Red Wattlebird. Apart from other differences the lack of a red wattle on it's cheeks clearly differentiates these. They also have a very different song/call.

Copyright © 2022-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 17-Oct-2022
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)