Saturday, 11 August 2018


This is a Little Wattlebird perching on the neighbour's antenna. The little wattlebird (Anthochaera chrysoptera), also known as the brush wattlebird, is a honeyeater, a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. It is found in coastal and sub-coastal south-eastern Australia. It is also called "Nature's Alarm Clock" as it begins to "sing" at the very suggestion of dawn! Calls include a strident cookay-cok, a raucous fetch-the-gun, a mellow guttural yekkop, yekkop and many squeaky, musical lilting notes. The alarm call is a kwock or shnairt!

This post is part of the Saturday Critters meme,
and also part of the Camera Critters meme.


  1. Hello, pretty shot of the Wattlebird and beautiful sky. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend. PS, thanks also for the comment on my post.

  2. Really lovely. I've never heard of him, and he's such a beautiful bird!


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