Bruny Island is home to abundant birdlife, including all 12 species endemic to Tasmania. Some are critically endangered, such as the Forty-spotted Pardalote, the Swift Parrot, and the Tasmanian Wedge-tailed Eagle. All 12 endemic species are protected under Tasmania's Nature Conservation Act 2002.
Watch out for the next Bruny Island Bird Festival, (date TBA).
The Yellow-throated Honeyeater (Lichenostomus flavicollis) is found only in Tasmania. It is easily distinguished by the yellow coloured throat, wings and tail. It grows up to 21cm long.
The Yellow-throated Honeyeater lives in dry and wet forests and coastal heaths. They can also be sometimes spotted in fruit orchards and urban parks and gardens.
The Yellow-throated Honeyeater is a territorial bird, defending its territory from birds of the same and different species. It feeds primarily on insects and nectar, and occasionally fruit and seeds.
The Yellow-throated Honeyeater is not endangered.