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Wattlebird,Red (Anthochaera carunculata)
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Wattlebird,Red (Anthochaera carunculata)

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The Red Wattlebird is a large (33 - 37 cm), noisy honeyeater. The Red Wattlebird's range extends throughout the southern areas of the Australian mainland. It occurs in forests, woodlands and gardens, where it aggressively protects food-bearing plants from other honeyeater species. The Red Wattlebird feeds on nectar, which it obtains by probing flowers with its thin curved bill. Some insects are also eaten, taken either from foliage or caught in mid-air. Berries and the honeydew produced by some insects add to the bird's diet. Red Wattlebirds raise one or two broods in a season, which extends from July to December. Both sexes have been recorded sharing incubation duties, but often the female will do this alone. Both parents feed the two or three young, which leave the nest 15 days after hatching. The common name refers to the fleshy reddish wattle on the side of the neck. Young Red Wattlebirds are duller than the adult and have a brown, rather than reddish, eye. The wattle is also very small and pale.

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