Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris

The Eastern Spinebill is a honeyeater with long, fine, down curved bill.

The females are similar to the males, but with slightly duller colours.

The birds feed on nectar or insects while perched or hovering.

At Crater Lakes Rainforest Cottages they are easy to see. They enjoy a bath in the bird baths or pond, and will zip right pass your head. On a sunny day you may also find them sunbathing out in the open or in amongst some leaves on the edge of the road.

Images of the Eastern Spinebill

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