Yellow Wattlebird

Anthochaera paradoxa

The Yellow Wattlebird is Tasmania’s unofficial bird emblem and is Australia’s largest honeyeater. Endemic to Tasmania, the Yellow Wattlebird inhabits mainly the eastern and central areas of the mainland and also King Island, where it feeds on insects and nectar. It is characterised by the long orange-yellow wattle that descends from each cheek and very long, graduated tail. It feeds on a variety of plants and invertebrates. Its voice is a mix of loud croaks and guttural noises that form combination of single and double notes.