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Red-headed Honeyeater

(Myzomela erythrocephala)
Alternate name(s): "Mangrove Red-head", "Bloodbird*", "Myzomela*"
Size: 11-13 cm; wing span 17-19 cm
Weight: 8 g (average)

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Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Red-headed Honeyeater at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Race "erythrocephala"



Near-frontal view of a male Red-headed Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Lateral view of a male Red-headed Honeyeater (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, August 2012]


Female Red-headed Honeyeater hanging off a vine (photo courtesy of B. Hensen)
[Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin, NT, March 2013]

Food, Diet

Male Red-headed Honeyeater checking whether it is safe to feed...
[East Point, Darwin, NT, August 2014]

... and here seen dipping into the flower of a mangrove
[East Point, Darwin, NT, August 2014]


For this species we have recorded the following call(s)/song. The interpretation of their meaning is our own; comments and suggestions for improvement are welcome.

redhhon_20140816_2.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
Q&A © MD
redhhon_20140820.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
Answering call © MD
redhhon_20140816_5.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
Squabbling © MD
redhhon_20140816.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
Various © MD
redhhon_20140816_4.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
Various © MD
redhhon_20140816_3.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
? © MD
redhhon_20140817.mp3 erythrocephala
(Darwin, NT)
? © MD

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