red wattlebird

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P1160149Wattlebirds are amoung the largest honeyeaters, named for the little bit of skin around ears… not apparent on all types. This Red Wattlebird was spotted on a walk at Long Reef, in Sydney, an extinct volcano that is now a public reserve with headland walking tracks populated with banksia, she oaks and native grasses. There is a well known golf course on top which is quite a spectacular location to swing a few balls (makes a nice green photo background). The Red Wattlebird sits around mid-range at 31-39 cms. Early explorers in Australia documented they didn’t like the honeyeaters song, being so different to the more familiar sweeter sounding song birds of the Northern Hemisphere, but I adore their long melodious chuckles and interesting sounds.

2 thoughts on “red wattlebird

    smilecalm said:
    January 24, 2016 at 11:22 am

    i’m so happy
    to finally see
    someone’s picture
    of one 🙂

      margosnotebook responded:
      January 24, 2016 at 11:41 am

      i was pleased myself as they aren’t found on my local turf.. thanks for visiting

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