Australian Bush Birds
Little Wattlebird  -  Anthochaera chrysoptera
Little Wattlebird
The Little Wattlebird is grey-brown overall with fine white streaks and does not have wattles near the throat
Little Wattlebird
Little Wattlebird in full voice asserting its territory from a prominent treetop shortly after sunrise. (Urunga Heads, NSW)
map map 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.

Little Wattlebird - page 2
Noisy, aggressively searching for nectar.

Inhabits woodland, Banksia heathlands, scrub and suburban gardens.

Common species, nomadic or migratory.