(Photography by Dave Watts)
The Yellow Wattlebird is Australia's largest honeyeater (380-480 mm).
It is found only in Tasmania. The species has a grey-brown plumage
streaked with white. The belly is yellow. It has distinctive yellow
"wattles" (long, pendulous lobes) hanging from behind the ear. Both
sexes are similar in appearance.
The Yellow Wattlebird occurs singularly or in pairs in eucalypt forest and woodland. It is a common species, often seen in gardens.
The Yellow Wattlebird feeds on insects and nectar.
The nest is large, cup-shaped and is comprised of twigs, bark and leaves and is lined with feathers. It is placed high within a tree or shrub. Two to three eggs are laid.
The call is a loud, gutteral sound that has been likened to a person vomiting!
Found in suitable habitat throughout Tasmania, except Flinders Island and the west coast.