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Red Wattle bird

Anthochaera carunculata


This large and noisy honey eater is 35 cm in length. Grey/brown plumage and distinctive red wattles on either side of the neck. White streaks on the chest and a large bright yellow patch on the lower belly.


Range extends throughout the southern areas of the Australian mainland. Occurs in forests, woodlands and gardens.


Seen here feeding on Agave desmettiana flowers

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Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 days ago

Love these birds despite their raucous calls. We have a spread of Cotyledon orbiculata ( Pig's Ear) and these birds are regular visitors when the plant is in bloom. Lovely spotting !

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 3 days ago

Superb photo Ruth.

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Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 days ago


Ruth Spigelman
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Ruth Spigelman

NSW, Australia

Lat: -32.94, Long: 151.76

Spotted on Jun 18, 2019
Submitted on Jul 11, 2019

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