perched in a tree
Eastern Spinebill perched in a tree © Alyssa Sbisa

Australian Animals

Capturing Eastern Spinebills (in photos)

It’s easy to recognise the Eastern Spinebill – its long, fine, down-curved beak and energetic flight are unique. Eastern Spinebills are found in south-eastern Australia including urban areas of Sydney and Melbourne. They feed on insects and nectar while perched or while hovering.

fluttering over some flowers
Eastern Spinebill fluttering over some flowers © Jamie Flynn
perches on branch
Eastern Spinebill perches on branch © Amy Semmelweis
drinking nectar
Eastern Spinebill drinking nectar © Caroline Everett
Photographed at Canberra Botanical Gardens
Eastern Spinebill Photographed at Canberra Botanical Gardens © Anna Calvert Photography
drinking nectar
Eastern Spinebill drinking nectar © David Adam
found in southeastern Australia.
Eastern-Spinebill found in southeastern Australia. © Mark Lethlean