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Red Wattle bird

Anthochaera carunculata

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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

Notes:

Seen here feeding on Agave desmettiana flowers

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4 Comments

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.

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 5 days ago

Gorgeous!

Ruth Spigelman
Spotted by
Ruth Spigelman

NSW, Australia

Lat: -32.94, Long: 151.76

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

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