Eastern Spinebill
Red Wattlebird
Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)
Species: Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)
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General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
You could have knocked us over with a feather when we saw one of these in a water bowl at Ellura! We are quite used to seeing them in the Adelaide Hills, but they rarely seem to ventue North/East of the Hills.

Copyright © 2016-2021 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 25-Apr-2016
This species is classed as RA (Rare) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)