Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (species: Acanthagenys rufogularis) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Acanthagenys rufogularis
Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater

©Georgie Sharp: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)

©Michael Jefferies: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)

©Nick Talbot: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Acanthagenys
Species Acanthagenys rufogularis
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is a grey-brown bird with a burnt orange throat and chest. It has grey wings edged with white, and a long tail with white tips. It has a pink, black-tipped bill. (Wikipedia)


  • From 22 cm to 27 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater (Acanthagenys rufogularis)

Distribution and habitat preferences

Its habitat includes deserts, coastal scrubland, and dry woodlands. It is also found in mangroves and orchards. Its range includes most of Australia except for Tasmania, tropical Northern areas, the Southeastern coast. (Wikipedia)


It is mainly a fruit eater, but will also consume nectar, blossoms, and insects. (Wikipedia)

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