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RED WATTLEBIRD FACTS
The Red Wattlebird is a large greyish-brown honeyeater with reddish-brown eye. It has a red wattle on each side of the neck. It has white streaks on the chest and belly. The long tail has a white tip. Young Red Wattlebirds are plainer with less prominent wattles and have brown eyes.
forests, woodlands and gardens
nectar, berries and insects.
The nest is a saucer of sticks and leaves lined with bark and hair. It is built 2-16m above ground, usually in the fork of shrub branch. Lays 2-3 pale pink eggs spotted with brown.
from South-East Queensland through New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Red Wattlebird|
Relatives in same Genus
Little Wattlebird (A. chrysoptera)
Western Wattlebird (A. lunulata)
Yellow Wattlebird (A. paradoxa)