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Passeriformes > Meliphagidae

Western Spinebill

Acanthorhynchus superciliosus

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Small, slender bird with thin curved bill, found in wetter forested areas, parks, and gardens of southwestern Western Australia. Adult has distinctive complex head and throat pattern, with a thin dark chest band. Young bird plain buff-colored below, brown above. Note white corners in tail, sometimes obvious in flight. An active and fast forager, darting around quickly between flowering trees. Call is a loud, repeated piping.

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