Instantly recognisable by its very long downcurved bill and energetic flying style that displays its white outer tail feathers, the Eastern Spinebill is another stunning honeyeater native variety to Australia. It is found in south-eastern Australia in forest and woodland areas as well as in urban areas of Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. Its plumage is distinctive with black, white and chestnut feathers and bright red eyes. They feed on insects and nectar from a wide variety of flowers that they gather while perched or while hovering. The two sexes are similar in appearance, but the girls have less distinct markings. Such a beautiful and elegant bird ♥
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