Spinebills in backyard

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Spinebills in backyard

I posted some images of a juvenile Eastern Spinebill earlier this year on a fuchsia plant in neighbours front yard.

The Eastern Spinebill is a species of honeyeater found in south-eastern Australia in forest and woodland areas, as well as rural/urban gardens with sufficient vegetation to act as cover and a food source.

They will feed on both native and exotic flowers, including fuchsias and sometimes hover like hummingbirds when extracting nectar where the plant does not support their weight.

Currently they are very active in our garden flitting about all over the place and are attracted to a couple of plants in the backyard. They are a delightful little bird and I have had some fun photographing them.

Here are a few images in perched/feeding positions. Most images captured in the 5-10 metre range. I have captured some hovering/flitting about images which I will post in another thread.

Juvenile feeding

Adult on a a dried up bird of paradise plant stem

Juvenile feeding upside down


Adult on backyard neighbours tree near boundary fence

Adult on poker plant

Adult on dried up stem with backyard paling fence in background



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