Grey-brown plumage streaked with white
Long, yellow wattles hanging from cheeks
Short, strong, dark bill
Although the Yellow Wattlebird is supposedly common in Tasmania, I only saw one once, on Maria Island. And believe me, if I'd encountered another one I couldn't have mistaken it for anything else. It was one of the oddest birds I've ever seen.
The Yellow Wattlebird is one of twelve species of birds that are endemic to Tasmania. This means they are found nowhere else on earth.
Learn more about the Yellow Wattlebird.