May 4, 2017 – Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata)

Requested by: marigoldfaucet

Found in southern Australia, these noisy birds are the second largest species of honeyeater in Australia. Their curved beaks help them reach into flowers to get nectar, which forms a large part of their diet. They also eat insects, which they pick from plants or catch in the air, as well as berries, and the honeydew produced by some insects. Pairs raise one or two broods a year. While males sometimes assist, females usually do the majority of incubation. Both parents feed the chicks.


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