Yellow Wattlebird Anthochaera paradoxa
Yellow Wattlebird, St Helens, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image St. Helens, Tasmania, Australia
February 2006

The Yellow Wattlebird is distributed in Tasmania and nearby King Island. It is found in forest, woodland and scrub where it feeds on the nectar of banksias, etc..

Yellow Wattlebird, St Helens, Tasmania, Australia, February 2006 - click for larger image It is the largest honeyeater with a whitish head and body with dark streaks. This particular bird was doing a bit of preening so does not look typical. It has long yellow to orange wattles and shows a rich yellow on the belly. The tail is long with white tips.
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