A nectar-seeking bird of the drier and semi-desert parts of Australia.
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A Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater feeds at flowers of a tall slender grevillea shrub native to Australia's semi-desert country. Although the surrounding country for hundreds of kilometres was in drought, a great number of birds, of many species, were present, attracted by the nectar and insects. In addition to this species were White-fronted Honeyeater, New Holland Honeyeater, Tawny-crowned Honeyeater, and Red Wattlebird.