Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Wild Bird Wednesday 513 - Spiny-cheeked honeyeater

This is probably the last of the 'water tank' posts (at least for a while)

These birds are Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters, which are far more common in the dry, inland parts of Victoria than in my neck of the woods.  When I was in the Mallee I saw them every day, but I rarely see them around Melbourne.

The Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis) is the only species in the genus Acanthagenys. It is large, for a honeyeater, ranging from 22 to 27 centimetres and weighing around 52 grams. 








'Covid-normal' is a very strange time - and I am not back up to full speed yet.  Thank you for the support and comments.  I will resume normal service as soon as possible.

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12 comments:

  1. Glad you are feeling somewhat better. Hope you have a full recovery soon.

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  2. Wishing You full health and all the best Stewart

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  3. Hoping you are full of beans soon Stewart. Love this Honeyeater. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a good week ahead

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  4. Glad you added its size as it's not easy to judge from a photo. It does sound large for a honeyeater.

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  5. Stuart, I sure hope all of you are on the mend and back to healthy soon. I always look forward to whatever birds you post because so many of them are first timers to see. This honeyeater is a striking bird.

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  6. There seems to be no end to the beauty and variety of honeyeaters. Glad you are feeling better. I had a bout in January when all six members of our family came down with it-- one of the granddaughters brought it home from school. All were vaccinated and none had serious illness.

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  7. That's a great looking bird! Best wishes to you.

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  8. What a great looking bird. Love those colors and your pics!

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  9. Feel better soon..no critters to share this week..Cute bird..love his Mustache ...especially in the first picture..I suppose there is another name for it!! Enjoy your weekend..

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  10. Very cool looking bird! Hope you continue to feel better.

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  11. Niesamowity! Rzeczywiście nieco wąsaty!

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