Help! What is this bird? #yam #eecnsw

DSC_0106 (1024x678)A new visitor to Brewongle that I am dubbing ‘Traffic Light’ has us a little stumped as to its name. We think it is a scarlet honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) but would love confirmation from any other bird nerds out there. It was about 8-10cm long.

13 Comments on “Help! What is this bird? #yam #eecnsw

    • Hi Vicky, thanks – that seems to be the consensus so far. It is a very small bird and that was throwing us a little. Steve

  1. Hi steve I couldn’t connect to the website for some reason to get more info about ‘traffic light’ Mark Attwooll Principal Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre Donnison St Gosford ph 43247200 fax 43237451

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  2. Asked a few ecologist twitcher friends. All agree you have the right I.D Steve. Very pretty!

    • Hi Danielle – I hope you are well. Thanks for taking the time to confirm our ID. We are always chuffed to discover a new bird. Steve.

  3. Hi Steve – good photo and looks like the only scarlet honeyeater i have seen which was at MacMasters Beach in about 1986. Mark Attwooll Principal Rumbalara Environmental Education Centre Donnison St Gosford ph 43247200 fax 43237451

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    • Yes Doug – a very pretty thing. They seemed to have moved in and are feasting on our callistemons!

  4. Hi Steve

    Yeah I googled it – Looks a Scarlet Honeyeater to me. Great pictures of the plantings & the birdy.

    Marty

    • Cheers Marty – thanks for helping confirm the bird – Scarlet Honeyeater is the consensus. Thanks also for the plants! – Steve.

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