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Red Wattlebird

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Photo by Arthur Grosset all rights reserved

Barkingbird or Gillbird

Alternate name
Anthochaera carunculata Scientific name 
Passeriformes. Order
Meliphagidae Family   
35cm              length
Forest and woodlaand often near people. Habitat
2-3 pale brown-spotted pink eggs. July to Dec. Clutch
Nectar, fruit, berries, insects & other small prey Food
Catches insects by hawking.      Habits
Least concern Status


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view photos June 4, 2007 Photo by hjms_w all rights reserved

view photos June 30, 2006 Photo by jacquie pics all rights reserved

view photos Image by paddyo42   Feb 09 all rights reserved

Video by vikingteaparty all rights reserved

Red Wattlebird in flight by paddyo42.Not a wildly attractive bird and with a raucus call, but to hear them 'chortle' intimately with family is an unforgetable experience. paddyo42

vikingteaparty This large honeyeater isn't renowned for it's singing ability. Here's a video showcasing the vocal talents of the 'barking bird'.




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