scarlethoneyeater

February 17, 2017 – Scarlet Honeyeater, Scarlet Myzomela, Sanguineous Honeyeater, Blood Honeyeater, Blood-red Honeyeater, Crimson Honeyeater, or Sanguineous Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta)

These honeyeaters are found on the east coast of Australia, as well as in parts of Indonesia and New Caledonia. They eat mostly nectar, along with some fruits and insects. Their cup-shaped nests are built from fine bark, grasses, spiderweb, and other plant materials and suspended from a branch. Females incubate the eggs alone and both parents feed the chicks. They may raise as many as three broods each season.

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