They are native to Australia, with one species in the east and one in the west. The whole theory behind nursing homes is to comfort the patients, and hence the English Gardens. First time I have ever seen an Eastern Spinebill and in my backyard, Just outside Campbelltown NSW. Log in or register to post comments . Plant lots of prickly local natives around your garden to give small birds somewhere to hide from agressive, bigger birds and predators. Top. Nice one, Donna. You might discover the nest if they are breeding. Discover (and save!) BIRDS in BACKYARDS. Most of the nursing homes I've ever visited had exotic gardens, so I guess I don't really know the effects of one with a native garden. May 16, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Susan Rattray. I guess it was probably a good compromise! All you might need is someone to bring you a drink and a nice blanket to keep you warm. Discover (and save!) I do agree though that it would be nice if they were native; sometimes maintained habitat can be extremely valuable to native species (golf course in a drought?). You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › new juvenile Eastern Spinebills . Log in or register to post comments; Sat, 24/03/2018 - 23:17 #2. sue818. new juvenile Eastern Spinebills . The Eastern Spinebill is a honeyeater and feeds in the shrub-layer on nectar and on insects. Welcome to those of you who are new to Birds in Backyards and to surveying. Thank you. Log in or register to post comments . The eastern spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris) is a species of honeyeater found in south-eastern Australia in forest and woodland areas, as well as gardens in urban areas of Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne. We put a native garden in just before Christmas last year and now we are seeing it come to fruition. Log in or register to post comments . Probably one of my favourite photos so far. This one took a bit of patience. Araminta. One of the surveys is on 30 species of bird that are sometimes found in towns and cities. I know this photo isn't a great photo but I was just so excited I had to post it. The Eastern Spinebill inhabits shrubs in open eucalypt forests, as well as shrubland, heathland and suburban gardens. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. May 28, 2020 - This Pin was discovered by Peter Merritt. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. For many of them it doesn't matter about the diversity of the birdlife in the gardens, and an array of Mickeys, Galahs, Blackbirds and the odd Cockatoo are enough to make them happy. They feed on the hover, not perching for long, so I was pleased to get this one. Some plants appear to have evolved specially to be pollinated by them. Maps of Habitat Suitability. As I've posted previously, I often wonder what therepeutic benefit patients in nursing homes etc might derive from watching native birds go about their business in native gardens. Honeyeaters like the Eastern Spinebill are important pollinators of many native plants. Saved by Kay. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. They are around 15 centimetres in length, and are coloured black, white and chestnut, with a long, downcurved bill. Too bad most nursing homes I know of insist on spending heaps on almost sterile exotic gardens. An Eastern Spinebill, visits every autumn for the flowers of the pineapple sage. Due to the fact that these birds rarely stay still for a second. The Spinebill doesn't seem to mind that the lantana is an introduced pest. Discover (and save!) Log in or register to post comments . your own Pins on Pinterest Eastern Spinebill . Apr 2, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by Jane Corbett. Once an Eastern Spinebill likes an area, it will stay. Last post. They are around 15 centimetres in length, and are coloured black, white and chestnut, with a long, downcurved bill. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. Any boys around? Fantastic capture, especially for your first one of a spinebill. Filmed: 14th April, 2018 Camera: Nikon Coolpix P900 83x zoom Bird Calls ~ The call of the Eastern Spinebill. I want to know. The Western Spinebill has a distinctive long, slender, down-curved bill. Eastern Spinebill . A first capture of this species for me. Tue, 16/09/2014 - 17:59 #1. 6 posts / 0 new . Besides, the flowers do look pretty, and any green open spaces for the patients to enjoy are surely a benefit. The Great Egret can be confused with other white egrets found in Australia. I took this photo through my study window just after 5pm this afternoon. Eastern Spinebills . Last post. They feed on nectar as well as insects, and live mainly in forests, gardens, and other shrubbery habitats. your own Pins on Pinterest Lovely photo. Log in or register to post comments . Point taken, Lachlan. I agree Woko I know after a hard work week there is nothing I find more peaceful than to go out and watch the birds. They are native to Australia, with one species in the east and one in the west. Sep 25, 2013 - The Eastern Spinebill is most easily recognised by its very long, fine, down-curved beak and energetic flight, during which its white outer tail your own Pins on Pinterest Fri, 26/07/2013 - 19:42 #1. donnanags. You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebill. Last post. The Eastern Spinebill's nest is a small cup of twigs, grass and bark, combined with hair and spider's web, built in a tree fork, generally between 1 and 5 metres from the ground. By joining the biggest community of bird lovers in Australia, you can help us make a positive impact on the future of our native birdlife. Bell Gardens Beautiful Birds Photographers Backyard Beautiful Birds Photographers Backyard https://www.flickr.com/photos/36062443@N04/sets/72157632450588204/, Your Garden: How to make it a safe haven for birds, Other Areas Nearby: improving the landscape for birds. Brilliant Donna, looks like a pretty healthy plant already. Eastern Spinebill . This short video shows a juvenile Eastern Spinebill feeding on the flowers of a Clerodendrum tomentosum tree - http://bit.ly/1hL6TOw. Filmed: 14th April, 2018 Camera: Nikon Coolpix P900 83x Bird Watching in My Backyard: The Eastern Spinebill. Eastern Spinebill compiled distribution map - BirdLife International. A first capture of this species for me. 8 posts / 0 new . It can be distinguished by the length of its neck, which is greater than the length of its body (and with a noticeable kink two-thirds of the way up), a dark line extending from the base of the bill to behind the eye and the overall larger size. I am not to keen to look for a nest in cause I disturb them. Eastern Spinebill . Member | Join now. During this week, individuals can participate in collecting data by recording the birds we see, in twenty minute periods. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. Log in or register to post comments . Their thin, down-curved bill is specially adapted for collecting nectar from native flowers. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. I know this photo isn't a great photo but I was just so excited I had to post it. Top. Log in or register to post comments . Donna. And I guess all the lurid colours of an English cottage garden can be easily equalled and surpassed by a well-designed bed full of natives! You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › eastern spinebill. 4 posts / 0 new . BIRDS in BACKYARDS. eastern spinebill . Last post. They use their long, slender, decurved bills to probe deep into flowers, at all levels from the canopy down to the undergrowth, to feed on the sweet nectar. Small birds like the Eastern Spinebill love brushy areas that offer them the protection of understory plants. Lyn. Top. Eastern Spinebill . 8 posts / 0 new . Males have a grey-black crown which extends in a black line on either site of the breast. Where To Look. All I was saying is that I can understand the reasons that there are primarily exotic gardens in Nursing Homes. You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebill. I understand you excitement, I only have one pair for now. The home my grandmother was in had a sort of hybrid garden- bits of it were native, and other bits were exotic. Log in or register to post comments; Mon, 25/06/2012 - 10:14 #2. clif2. Jan 6, 2019 - This Pin was discovered by non. Sun, 12/02/2012 - 22:19 #1. Sun, 24/06/2012 - 23:16 #1. pacman. Taxonomy. Araminta. )The few times I've seen Spinebills.. they're flying... hovering... pretending to sit still for a moment before flying again... Busy little birdies. They don't stay still for long. The Eastern Spinebill is most easily recognised by its very long, fine, down-curved beak and energetic flight, during which its white outer tail feathers are prominent. RolyHealesvillehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/36062443@N04/sets/72157632450588204/. The male has an olive-grey crown with a white eye-brow and a black facial . Thank you all for your kind comments. Sat, 23/08/2014 - 09:02 #1. I hope your surgery will go well. Your Garden: How to make it a safe haven for birds, Other Areas Nearby: improving the landscape for birds. Nevertheless, I've observed in the case of several nursing home residents whom I've visited that, although exotic gardens were their thing in their own homes, on exposure to a native garden they become entranced by the behaviour & colours of native birds. Log in or register to post comments . Log in or register to post comments; Wed, 15/07/2009 - 23:09 #2. tarkineus. Discover (and save!) Submitted by Holly on 26 Nov 2020. It also likes that grevillea. I also like the flower in the shot, makes me want to eat nectar :) Top. You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebill. Spinebill is name given to two members of the Honeyeater family, both in the genus Acanthorhynchus, the name of which means literally "spine bill". I wonder how many other native birds find sustenance in the lantana. Current probability of occurrence: 2070 probability of occurrence (RCP 8.5) Species range change from current to 2070 probability: Above, the left and middle maps show the modelled habitat suitability for the the species under current and potential future climate conditions. They also drink the nectar from introduced plants such as fuchsias, and help pollinate non-native plants as well. The breast and throat are white, with a rufous patch in the centre of the throat. This little fellow came to vist this morning. your own Pins on Pinterest 11 posts / 0 new . What's New. Discover (and save!) You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebill. Wed, 15/07/2009 - 22:52 #1. smeedingo2 . Eastern Spinebill . more pics from today, I took many ES pics but have deleted all but 9. here are some that I will keep. 9 posts / 0 new . 8 posts / 0 new . You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebill. They just won't sit still will they. A beautiful creature, smeedingo2. your own Pins on Pinterest You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebill. Outside my study window in the north of Melbourne. Last post. That will be a very good oportunity for you to just sit quietly with your leg up and your camera in your hand, just waiting for the birds to come close to you. I'm just happy to see them when they come out. A photo is a photo... (by which I mean, hey! The Birds in Backyards surveys are now available on Birdata. I agree with you to an extent Woko, but for many nursing home patients the exotic gardens are comforting- they are what they grew up with and are comforted by. Filmed: 8th October, 2017 Camera: Nikon Coolpix P900 83x zoom I went to the backdoor to watch the rain and caught a glimpse of this Eastern Spinebill. Top. One week of the year is set aside for the Aussie Backyard Bird Count. It is around 15 cm long, and has a distinctive black, white and chestnut plumage, a red eye, and a long downcurved bill. They feed on the hover, not perching for long, so I was pleased to get this one. You are right Rawshorty & Windshear they don't sit still for long. 11 posts / 0 new . BIRDS in BACKYARDS. To attract and feed them, plant correas, eremophilas, bottlebrushes, kangaroo paws, and grevilleas. Last post. See the best bird photos of the Eastern Spinebill from the world's leading wildlife and bird photographers. We've recently shifted to Selby and I saw one of these in our first week here but it's taken several weeks before I was able to actually get a shot of it. BIRDS in BACKYARDS. Things are heating up - it is Summer survey time! Have a look where they are going after they collected the pollen? Try to enjoy as much as I do. I know where mine are going, but I never disturb them, I'm happy to know they are there. Last post. Ah, ok. It's not so much the pernicious Lantana but the  native vegetation which the Lantana replaces thereby depriving native birds of natural habitat. 11 posts / 0 new . It's a photo! Only the female builds the nest and incubates the eggs, but both parents feed the young when they hatch. Sat, 24/03/2018 - 05:11 #1. ern.reeders. ML I havent seen any other Spinebills around. What else id happening outside your window? Log in or register to post comments . Can't help it, have to show you some more Spinebills. Last post. I wondered if somebody would mention the lantana. Sep 17, 2014 - This Pin was discovered by freddy moore. They are not migratory birds, … The Birds in Backyards Program is currently running three surveys which require volunteer assistance. Click here to read more about the survey. Last post. Put out a bird bath, and in the late afternoon you may just have some Eastern Spinebill visitors. Mon, 18/01/2010 - 18:26 #1. kathiemt. Sat, 28/08/2010 - 00:37 #1. berldo. The spinebill looks like a female to me. I'm very happy the birds are coming into our backyard as I am having ankle surgery in a couple of weeks and I will be out of action for a couple months so no bird exploring for awhile so hopefully the birds will continueto appear in my backyard while I'm recovering so I still get my birdie fix. That's awesome! Hope I don't bore you to death? Top. We also seem to have a Little Wattlebird that has been tiunring up for the last week. This Eastern Spinebill was feasting on one of my tiny potted Gevilleas that so far has only about 10 flowers. You are here Home › Forums › Best Photos › Eastern Spinebills. Learn about the Eastern Spinebill and the photographers who took the photos. 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