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.


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

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  • EnviroKey
    EnviroKeyabout 4 years ago

    great capture…………Steve

  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersabout 4 years ago

    Another lovely capture . . .

  • Thanks Hugh!

    – byronbackyard

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsabout 4 years ago

    WOW great shot, what a beautiful bird

  • Thanks so much, it was a lucky one, they’re very tiny and fast!

    – byronbackyard

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindabout 4 years ago

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous!!!

  • Many thanks Trish!

    – byronbackyard

  • tori yule
    tori yuleabout 4 years ago


  • Many thanks!

    – byronbackyard

  • Grandalf
    Grandalfabout 4 years ago

    This is a stunning bird, and so is the photograph, well done on your feature, great photography again Deborah.

  • Thanks Dave, they’re gorgeous little birds but very fast!

    – byronbackyard

  • Hedoff
    Hedoffabout 4 years ago

    Ripper Byron Tried to find one of them in Broome a few years ago

  • Many thanks, my first reasonable shot after years of trying!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    June 20, 2010

  • Thanks so much Teresa, in many ways this shot has taken about 3 years to get, they are such tiny and quick birds!

    – byronbackyard

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 4 years ago

    You’re so very welcome Byron

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