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Bird Red Wattlebird ( Anthochaera carunculata)

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Scientific Name: Anthochaera carunculata

Common Name: Red Wattlebird

Order: Passeriformes

Family: Meliphagidae

Other Names: Barkingbird or Gillbird

Distribution: throughout the southern areas of the Australian mainland

Habitat: forests, woodlands and gardens

Field Notes: a large, noisy honeyeater. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. The plumage is grey-brown on the body, with prominent white streaks and yellow on the belly. The face is pale and the tail is long with a white-tip. aggressively protects food-bearing plants from other honeyeater species. The Red Wattlebird is among the largest of the Australian honeyeaters.

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