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Scarlet Honeyeater (male)

Myzomela sanguinolenta


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.


Here is the female:

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Vinny 5 years ago

Amazing finding one of these so close to the city!

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 7 years ago

Very nice.

Gary Leong
Gary Leong 7 years ago

Awesome . Are they in WA as well? :)

lori.tas 7 years ago

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

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Victoria, Australia

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

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