Red Wattlebird
Red Wattlebird
Back & Wattle
Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Chordates (Chordata) - Birds (Aves)
Order: Perching Birds (Passeriformes)
Family: Honeyeater (Meliphagidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)
This Photo:     Ventral

Thank you Jack Morgan for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills, the Flinders Ranges, the Riverland, Coastal Areas and elsewhere
Beautiful white spear patterns on grey/black back.
Red wattles under the ears/cheeks; which grow with age.
Yellow patch below the striated breast.
Grey patch under the eye with black crown.

Copyright © 2013-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 23-Apr-2013
This species is classed as LC (Least Concern) in the Murray Mallee, SA, by DENR (Regional Species Status Assessments, July 2010)