Spiny Cheeked Honeyeaters
Above: A photo of a Spiny Cheeked Honeyeater.
Spiny Cheeked Honeyeaters are a resident breeding species in our garden in Murray Bridge, South Australia. While they are not very common or numerous in this area they are widespread. They tend to be found in the drier, inland regions of Australia but can also be found in some coastal areas. They are not present in the tropical northern regions.
Hardly a day goes by without several of them visiting the bird bath near our sun room. They are often seen feeding on the vast array of native Australian plants in our garden. They have a particular preference for the Correas, Eremophilas and Grevilleas which abound in our garden.
While their calls can be somewhat haunting, I love hearing their “yoo hoo” calls as they scrabble around searching for a feed.