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Lookout at Bruny Island Neck reopens

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Campfire restrictions in national parks and reserves

09/11/2018

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Yellow wattlebird, Anthochaera paradoxa

Yellow wattlebirdYellow Wattlebird
(Photography by Dave Watts)

Description

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.

Habitat

The Yellow Wattlebird occurs singularly or in pairs in eucalypt forest and woodland. It is a common species, often seen in gardens.

Diet

The Yellow Wattlebird feeds on insects and nectar.

Breeding

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.

Distribution Map courtesy Natural Values Atlas, data from theLIST
© 2010 State of Tasmania

Call

The call is a loud, gutteral sound that has been likened to a person vomiting!

Distribution

Found in suitable habitat throughout Tasmania, except Flinders Island and the west coast.