Booderee National Park

Important COVID-19 update

Booderee National Park has a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place to protect visitors, staff and the local community.

For further information on Booderee National Park’s COVID-19 safety measures please refer to the COVID-19 safety webpage and check the entry requirements before visiting Booderee National Park.

Eastern spinebill Eastern spinebill

Easily distinguished by its long, very finely curved bill, the spinebill is around 15 centimetres long and has a dark grey-brown head and back, a predominantly white bib and a chestnut underside.

Where

You’ll see the spinebill in the park throughout the year, on any walk in forest, woodland or heath.

Feeding

Eastern spinebills love to feast on the nectar of grevilleas and other long, tubular flowers where they perch or hover as they eat. Like all nectar feeding birds, they especially love red flowers.

Breeding

Nests can be hard to spot - they are small constructions of grass, moss, hair and cobwebs, built in a tree fork. The female builds the nest and incubates the eggs, but both parents feed the young.

Sounds

Listen for short, quick piping, or softer cheeping.