|Australian Bush Birds|
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|Little Wattlebird - Anthochaera chrysoptera|
|The Little Wattlebird is grey-brown overall with fine white streaks and does not have wattles near the throat|
|Little Wattlebird in full voice asserting its territory from a prominent treetop shortly after sunrise. (Urunga Heads, NSW)|
The Little Wattlebird - Anthochaera chrysoptera - has a brown face, cheeks and side of neck, no wattles. Body is grey brown finely streaked with white seen when close-up. Some birds in NSW and Victoria have pale yellow belly flush. Reaches 27 to 35 centimetres in length.
Distributed along the south-east coastal strip from southern Queensland to Adelaide. A smaller, separate race (tasmanica) in Tasmania.
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Noisy, aggressively searching for nectar.
Inhabits woodland, Banksia heathlands, scrub and suburban gardens.
Common species, nomadic or migratory.