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Red Wattlebird on Grevillea A large honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. Its range extends throughout the southern areas of the Australian mainland. Seen here on grevillea.<br />
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35 cm length Anthochaera carunculata,Australia,Fauna,Geotagged,Grevillea,Meliphagidae,Passeriformes,Proteaceae,Proteales,Red Wattlebird,Red wattlebird,Spring,bird,botany,carunculata,fauna,honeyeater,new south wales,plant,vertebrate Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Red Wattlebird on Grevillea

A large honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. Its range extends throughout the southern areas of the Australian mainland. Seen here on grevillea.

35 cm length

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  1. Oh, wow! beautiful bird! Its face reminds me of the oropendolas de Moctezuma, even though the latter are in Central America Posted 8 months ago
    1. Oh yes, now I'm looking your bird up - I can see that. Posted 8 months ago
  2. Great bird and great scene altogether! Posted 8 months ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy. The grevilleas are something aren't they? Such unique flowers. Posted 8 months ago
      1. Definitely competing for attention in this shot :) Posted 8 months ago
  3. I have to agree with Ferdy. The scene is just spectacular! Posted 8 months ago
    1. It's my garden Lisa - a great feeling to bring a little piece of Australia to the eyes and hearts of friends elsewhere on the globe knowing it is appreciated so. I'd like to be out more these days walking, looking for finds - but all the State forests near me are closed to the public or public advice is to not enter due to the weather/fire situation. Today (Thursday) we are due for 40C/104F and some parts of our country will top out at 47C/116F. Posted 8 months ago
      1. I really appreciate you sharing your little paradise with us.

        It breaks my heart to see/hear the news of the heat waves and wildfires, Ruth. I hope that soothing rains will head your way soon. <3 I fear for our Earth with every passing day/month/year. Things seems to be getting more extreme, even in our neck of the woods. :'(
        Posted 8 months ago

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The red wattlebird is a passerine bird native to southern Australia. At 33–37 cm in length, it is the second largest species of Australian honeyeater. It has mainly grey-brown plumage, with red eyes, distinctive pinkish-red wattles on either side of the neck, white streaks on the chest and a large bright yellow patch on the lower belly. The sexes are similar in plumage. Juveniles have less prominent wattles and browner eyes.

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Dec 18, 2019. Captured Nov 14, 2019 08:14 in 66 Hickson St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/10.0
  • 10/3200s
  • ISO500
  • 300mm