Rufous Songlark
Size, compared to Bellbird
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Front, Standing
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
This Photo:     🔍Front, Squatting🔎

Thank you Thomas Mesaglio & Brendan Duggan for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Riverland and elsewhere
Black & pink beak. Apricot breast bleeding to black & white streaked under.
Blue eye. Yellow cheek highlight in juveniles.
Has a huge vocal range.

Copyright © 2012-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 13-Sep-2012
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)