The Red Wattlebird

While sitting at my computer in the study, I heard a strange bird call from the back yard.  Rushing to the kitchen window with my camera, I was able to capture this Red Wattlebird feeding on nectar from some of the succulent plants in our yard.  Click on the photos to enlarge them.

  One thought on “The Red Wattlebird

  1. Margaret Andersson
    17 October 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Lisa, it’s a yellow wattlebird if it’s underbelly is yellow and a red wattlebird if it’s underbelly is red!!!!! Really enjoying your blog about your new rural life.

    • 17 October 2012 at 11:09 pm

      Thanks Margie. I’ve just double checked my field guide (Pizzey and Knight’s “Field Guide to the Birds of Australia) and according to this, the Yellow Wattlebird is only found in Tasmania. It also shows an image of the Red Wattlebird with a yellow underbelly. I think it is an immature one, because the image shows the adult with a red eye, and the immature bird with a dark coloured eye. Glad you’re enjoying the blog – I’m having so much fun writing it.

  2. 05 February 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Such a wonderful blog. Gorgeous images too!

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