Western WattlebirdScientific name: Anthochaera lunulata
Aboriginal name: Djoongong (choong’awng).
Distribution: Found in the southwest of Western Australia.
Description: Up to 33cm long with a 38cm wingspan.
Notes: The oldest bird recorded by the Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme for this species was still alive when its band was read in November 2000, 11 years 5.7 months after being banded (information as at 21 June 2012).
References: What Bird is That? Neville W Cayley. 1978
Handbook of Australian, New Zealand and Antarctic Birds. Various contributors.
Aboriginal names of bird species in south-west Western Australia, with suggestions for their adoption into common usage. Ian Abbott. 2009. Conservation Science Western Australia Journal. Volume 7 No 2 http://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/76-publications-and-resources/103-conservation-science-wa-journal
Australian Bird and Bat Banding Scheme http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/science/abbbs/abbbs-search.html