Wattlebird - Red

The red wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) is a large honeyeater native to southern Australia, measuring 33–37 cm long. It has grey-brown plumage, red eyes, pinkish-red wattles on its neck, white streaks on its chest, and a bright yellow patch on its belly. Known for being loud and conspicuous, it feeds on nectar from flowering plants and insects. It is territorial and can be aggressive, often defending nectar-rich areas. It’s a very acrobatic flyer and one of my favorite Bimbi Park birds.

Likelihood to see them: Common, need patience to spot.

Where to see them: Around Bimbi Park bottom block around flowering bushes.

Time: Sunrise and most of the day.