SCARLET HONEYEATER FACTS
The male Scarlet Honeyeater has scarlet head throat, with red down the back to the rump. The underparts are whitish. The wings and tail are dark almost black. The female is brown above and paler brown underneath with slight red tinge on chin. The bill is fairly long and curved.
rainforest, eucalypt forest, woodland, heath, coastal scrub, parks and gardens
pollen and nectar, also some insects
nest is small cup of fine bark bound with spiders web suspended from high twig up 10m above ground. Lays 2-3 whitish eggs spotted with brown and pale mauve.
coastal eastern Australia and coastal islands from Cape York to Victoria. Less common south of Sydney
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
The male differs from the Red-headed honeyeater in having red on the back.
|Common Name:||Scarlet Honeyeater|
Relatives in same Genus
Red-headed Honeyeater (M. erythrocephala)
Dusky Honeyeater (M. obscura)