Red Wattlebird

Anthochaera carunculata
This is the largest, noisiest and boldest of our honeyeaters. They will often chase smaller birds away from a food source, however abundant. In addition to nectar, wattlebirds feed on insects, and will often catch their prey on the wing.
Wattlebirds occasionally form flocks of ten to twenty birds.
The nest is untidily constructed of twigs. 
  • Length: 32-36cm
  • Clutch Size: 2-3

Drawings kindly provided by Pam. Photography and text by David Free. Audio clips provided by David Secomb.