The adult male Scarlet Honeyeater is a vivid scarlet red and black bird with whitish underparts. The females and immature birds are dull brown with dull white underparts and a reddish wash on the chin. In both sexes the tail is relatively short, the bill strongly curved and the eye is dark. This species is a small honeyeater, usually seen alone or in pairs, but occasionally in flocks, high in trees.

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bird, australian, native, honeyeater, scarlet, wetlands, myzomela sanguinolenta

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  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 4 years ago

  • Digidi
    Digidiover 4 years ago

    congrats on your feature

  • Many thanks!

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  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

    Fantastic capture!

  • Thanks Trish!

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  • lesleys47
    lesleys47over 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Congrats on your feature!

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

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