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Scarlet Honeyeater (male)

Myzomela sanguinolenta

Description:

Tiny honeyeater, only 11cm long. The adult male Scarlet Honeyeater is a vivid scarlet red and black bird with whitish underparts. The females and immature birds are dull brown with dull white underparts and a reddish wash on the chin.

Notes:

Here is the female: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/708...

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5 Comments

Vinny
Vinny 5 years ago

Amazing finding one of these so close to the city!

RachaelB
RachaelB 7 years ago

I had no idea we had these here either Lori! It was just by luck that I was hiding from the rain under a tree and spotted a flash of red against the green leaves.
Unfortunately not Gary - they stick to the east coast.

RiekoS
RiekoS 7 years ago

Very nice.

Gary Leong
Gary Leong 7 years ago

Awesome . Are they in WA as well? :)

lori.tas
lori.tas 7 years ago

Wow. I didn't even know we had one of these.

RachaelB
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RachaelB

Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 28, 2013
Submitted on Oct 29, 2013

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