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Bird Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera)

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John McDouall Stuart
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Scientific name: Anthochaera chrysoptera

Common Name: Little Wattlebird

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: N/A

Distribution: Found throughout South-eastern and South-western Australia including Tasmania.

Habitat: Dry habitats, banksia heaths, forest, urban parks and gardens.

Field Notes: Honeyeater, dark grey brown above, grey under parts and streaked with white, blue-grey eye.

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Scientific Name: Anthochaera chrysoptera

Common Name: Little Wattlebird

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: NA

Distribution: South-eastern and south-western Australia and Tasmania.

Habitat: Prefers the drier and often scrubby, habitats, such as banksia heaths, forests, woodlands and urban parks.

Field Notes: Medium to large honeyeater, but is the smallest of the wattlebirds. It is mostly dark grey-brown above, with faint white shafts on each of the feathers. The underparts are grey and are heavily streaked with white. The streaks are finer around the throat, becoming more blotched on the sides of the belly.

Photo by auscraft 2012, Wrattens state Forest

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