Yellow Wattlebird

Yellow wattlebirdThe yellow wattlebird is Australia's largest honeyeater (380-480 mm). It is only found in Tasmania. The species has a grey-brown plumage streaked with white. The belly is yellow. It has distinctive yellow 'wattles' (long, pendulous lobes) hanging from behind each ear. Both sexes are similar in appearance.

The yellow wattlebird occurs in eucalypt forest and woodland. It is a common species, often seen in gardens. It feeds on insects and nectar.

The nest is large, cup-shaped and comprised of twigs, bark and leaves. It is lined with feathers.

audio button The call is a loud, gutteral sound which has been likened to a person vomiting!