Red Wattlebird (species: Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata) in Mungo NP (Gaia Guide)
Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata
Red Wattlebird

©Leo: Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata)

©Nick Talbot: Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata)

©Nick Talbot: Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Aves
Order Passeriformes
Family Meliphagidae
Genus Anthochaera
Species Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata
Status least concern



Distinguishing features

It is a grey-brown honeyeater with red eyes, distinctive red wattles either side of the neck and white streaks on the chest and belly, which reveals a bright yellow patch towards the tail. Juveniles are generally less flamboyant, with less prominent wattles and browner eyes. (Wikipedia)


  • From 31 cm to 39 cm (Length of specimen)


  • Wingspan data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution: Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera (Anthochaera) carunculata)

Distribution and habitat preferences

The species is found in SE Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and southwest Western Australia in open forest, woodland, and near human habitation. (Wikipedia)


In addition to nectar, it takes insects and other small creatures, usually by hawking, and also berries and other fruit. (Wikipedia)

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