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Scarlet Honeyeater

(Myzomela sanguinolenta)
Alternate name(s): "Sanguineous Honeyeater", "Bloodbird*", "Crimson Honeyeater", "Scarlet Myzomela"
Size: 10-11 cm
Weight: 8 g (average)

Similar species

Description     Classification     Distribution     Sightings     Photos     Breeding     Nest     Eggs     Behaviour     Food     Call/s

Physical description

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Taxonomy, classification

See Scarlet Myzomela at Wikipedia .

Range, habitat, finding this species

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Sightings

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Photos

Race "sanguinolenta"

ADULT

MALE

Frontal view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Doctors Flat Road, Ensay South, East Gippsland, VIC, November 2014]

Near-lateral view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater in a grevillea shrub (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2012]

Lateral view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of J. Higgins)
[Avoca, VIC, October 2013]

Lateral view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater in a grevillea shrub (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2012]

Lateral view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of L. Scott)
[Roseberry Creek Valley, near Toonumbar NP, northern NSW, October 2016]

Male Scarlet Honeyeater hanging from a grevillea flower (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2012]

Male Scarlet Honeyeater issuing its call (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2012]

Ventral view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Ensay, East Gippsland, VIC, December 2014]

This male Scarlet Honeyeater is probably moulting into its first adult plumage (photo courtesy of M. Adam-Cross)
[Yarramundi, NSW, January 2014]

This male Scarlet Honeyeater is probably moulting into its first adult plumage (photo courtesy of M. Adam-Cross)
[Yarramundi, NSW, January 2014]

FEMALE

Frontal view of a female Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2012]

Near-frontal view of a female Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, August 2012]

IMMATURE/JUVENILE

Near-frontal view of an immature Scarlet Honeyeater; note the absence of orange-red feathers around the forehead and throat, as seen in the female above (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, July 2012]

Lateral view of an immature female Scarlet Honeyeater (photo courtesy of R. Plumtree)
[Near Kyogle, NSW, August 2013]

Behaviour

Social behaviour: Territorial Mobility: Dispersive Elementary unit: Pair

Food, Diet

Lateral view of a male Scarlet Honeyeater feeding on the nectar of a grevillea shrub (photo courtesy of A. Ross-Taylor)
[Highland Park, Gold Coast, QLD, July 2012]

Male Scarlet Honeyeater feeding on nectar from flowers of a box gum eucalypt
[Mt. Kaputar NP, NSW, September 2012]

Call(s)/Song

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.

scarhon_20170126.mp3 sanguinolenta
(S QLD)
Contact call (male) © MD
scarhon_20140526.mp3 sanguinolenta
(NE NSW)
Contact call © MD
scarhon_20140523.mp3 sanguinolenta
(SE QLD)
Contact call © MD
scarhon_20140523_3.mp3 sanguinolenta
(SE QLD)
Q&A © MD
scarhon_20140523_4.mp3 sanguinolenta
(SE QLD)
Several Q&As? © MD
scarhon_20140525.mp3 sanguinolenta
(SE QLD)
Various © MD

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