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spiny-cheeked honeyeater


Acanthagenys rufogularis


spiny-cheeked honeyeater (plural spiny-cheeked honeyeaters)

  1. A honeyeater, Acanthagenys rufogularis, of mainland Australia.
    • 1997, The Bird Observer: The Official Organ of the Bird Observers' Club, Issues 771-792, page 41,
      Interesting records were reported of Spiny-cheeked Honeyeaters moving locally in the Port Phillip district, Vic during May and September 1998.
    • 1999, Karen van Rheede van Oudtshoorn, Margaretha W. van Rooyen, Dispersal Biology of Desert Plants, page 23,
      The spiny-cheeked honeyeater has a more generalized diet and the gastrointestinal tract is similar structurally and proportionally to other honyeaters. [] Due to thir specialized gut, mistletoe birds can rapidly defecate strings of one to nine A.[Amyema] quandang seeds, whereas spiny-cheeked honeyeaters experience considerable difficulty in defecating large numbers of seeds.
    • 2003, David Lindenmayer (editor), Wildlife on Farms: How to Conserve Native Animals, page 14,
      Two other species of birds (the painted honeyeater and the spiny-cheeked honeyeater) also feed on mistletoes.

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