This litle thornbill has led me a merry dance over the last week. Until this morning, I could never get a decent enough photo to identify what I was looking at. Very thrilled to capture it visiting the birdbath — just the two quick shots before it saw me.
This thornbill is also known as the coastal thornbill or south-eastern thornbill as it is a little different from the inland species found on the other side of the Great Dividing Range. Also found in Tasmania. At about 10cm, there is not much difference between the male and female. This one might be a juvenile as it has a duller red eye than the picture in my bird book (The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds).
Thanks for looking.
Do have a good day. 🙂