Little Wattlebird

The species was originally described by ornithologist John Latham in 1802. Its specific name is derived from the Ancient Greek chryso golden, and pteron wing. The Western Wattlebird was considered a subspecies until recently.

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The Little Wattlebird is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Little Wattlebird is the smallest of the wattlebirds. More

the Little Wattlebird which it closely resembles. It is restricted to south-western Western Australia. Property Value dbpedia-owl:abstract * Le Méliphage mineur (Anthochaera lunulata) est une espèce de passereau méliphage trouvé en Australie-Occidentale. * The Western Wattlebird (Anthochaera lunulata) is a honeyeater, a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. More

The Little Wattlebird is a medium to large honeyeater, but the smallest wattlebird. The appearance is similar to the Yellow Wattlebird and the Red Wattlebird. The Little Wattlebird lacks the wattles which characterise the wattlebirds. Juveniles are duller with less streaking and have a browner eye. Distribution and habitat - The Little Wattlebird is found in Banksia/Eucalypt woodlands, heathlands, tea-tree scrub, sandplain-heaths, lantana thickets, wild tobacco, parks and gardens. More

exception is the Little Wattlebird, which lacks wattles. Some other birds also have wattles, although they are not known by the term "wattlebird". Examples include the turkey; some vultures; and several species of lapwing. The entire Callaeidae family of New Zealand, comprising the Tieke (also known as the Saddleback), the Kokako, and the extinct Huia, are also known as wattlebirds, but are unrelated to this genus. More

Little Wattlebird lacks this characteristic, and at least one source uses the name 'Banksia Honeyeater'. This alternative name for the Little Wattlebird refers to the main feeding habitat. This may explain why the local bushland is generally the reserve of the Red Wattlebird, although the Little Wattlebird may be found in nearby streets. Its 'squeaky' call contrasts with the raucous 'Ulladulla' of the Red Wattlebird. More

Common in the region, the Little Wattlebird is seen and heard in the banksias and other coastal trees and woodlands. More

The Little Wattlebird is not found all that often in Penrith unlike it's larger cousin the ubiquitous Red Wattlebird. The Little Wattlebird is black with white flecks and about the size of a Starling, but with a honeyeater's long beak. Usually seen on ornamental garden shrubs and native flowering shrubs. Size: 26-31 cm Nesting Ecology: June-Dec in an untidy cup of twigs. Australian Distribution: Found down the east coast from around Fraser Is. More

Iris red-brown (in Little Wattlebird usually grey); differences of the greys and browns of the plumage, and the extent of streaking, spotting and spangling; very much broader, more conspicuous white tips to the tail; the bill longer and more slender. In the field, the Western Wattlebird will appear more boldly patterned, with conspicuous white tips to tail, retains rufous patch in the primaries, but less white at wingtips. Close at hand, eye seen to be red. More

The Little Wattlebird is the smaller of the two Tasmanian wattlebirds (270-320mm). It is overall a dark grey-brown streaked with white. The streaks are more prominent around the throat, becoming more blotched on the flanks. A large rufous patch on the wings can be seen during flight. Habitat Little Wattlebirds occur in dry eucalypt forest, banksia heaths and in urban parks and gardens. More

The Little Wattlebird ( Anthochaera chrysoptera) is a 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. More

Little Wattlebirds are found throughout south-eastern and south-western Australia and Tasmania. Breeding : If conditions are suitable as many as three broods may be raised in a year. The female Little Wattlebird normally constructs the nest, which is a large cup of twigs and grass, lined with soft materials, such as feathers and wool. More

The Little Wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), is a honeyeater. It is a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is found in coastal and sub-coastal south-eastern Australia. It was formerly lumped with the Western Wattlebird, which is restricted to Western Australia. More

The Little Wattlebird is a medium to large honeyeater which grows from 26cm to 30cm, but it is the smallest of the wattlebirds. It is mostly dark grey-brown on the top of its body and has faint white shafts on each of the feathers. The underneath its body is grey but heavily streaked with white. A round the throat, he streaks are finer and they become more blotched on the sides of the tummy. More

The Little Wattlebird is common in parts of Sydney and many other areas. It is found in the Lower Blue Mountains but not in the Upper Blue Mountains (the Red Wattlebird is found in the Upper Mountains). It looks a lot like Red Wattlebird, but without the red flap of skin under its eye (the "wattle"), and it is a darker colour overall with more distinct white spots/stripes. More

* Little Wattlebird on Canna Lily Little Wattlebird on Canna Lil... * Chalet - Red Wattlebird Chalet - Red Wattlebird * Mother Wattlebird feeding young Mother Wattlebird feeding youn... More

The Little Wattlebird, Anthochaera chrysoptera, is a honeyeater. Gallery - References - * BirdLife International (2005). Anthochaera chrysoptera. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 5 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is of least concern This article about a passerine bird is a stub. More

The Little Wattlebird is easy to pick from the two other wattlebirds which have conspicuous wart-like growths (wattles) below each ear. It can be tricky picking the difference between a Little Wattlebird and the juveniles of other wattlebirds (which also lack wattles), but look at the lower part of the belly. In the juveniles of other wattlebirds, this area is yellow, while in the Little Wattlebird it is white flecked with dark grey, much like the chest plumage. More

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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Meliphagidae
Genus : Anthochaera
Species : chrysoptera
Authority : (Latham, 1801)