Myzomela sanguinolenta

Myzomela sanguinolenta

honeyeater in tree

(Scarlet Honeyeater)

FAMILY

Meliphagidae

Species

Myzomela sanguinolenta

Common name

Scarlet Honeyeater

Main colour

Red for male, olive brown for female

Distinctive feature

Male with scarlet head, breast and rump; size 10-11 cm

Campus

Townsville

Description

This bird may be observed in woodland areas. The male has a distinctive scarlet head, breast and rump this is in contrast to the black wing feathers which are white tipped; abdomen is pale brown. The female is olive-brown in colour paler on the abdomen; throat and chin often have a reddish tinge. Legs and feet brown, eyes dark brown, bill black.

Additional Photos

Scarlet honey eater in grevillea