Genus Anthochaera

Red Wattlebird - Although honeyeaters look and behave very much like other nectar-feeding passerines around the world , they are unrelated, and the similarities are the consequence of convergent evolution. The Red Wattlebird is a large 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.

Little Wattlebird - The species was originally described by ornithologist John Latham in 1802. Its specific name is derived from the Ancient Greek chryso "golden", and pteron "wing". The Western Wattlebird was considered a subspecies until recently.


Little Wattlebird - The Western Wattlebird is a honeyeater, a passerine bird in the family Meliphagidae. It was formerly lumped with the Little Wattlebird which it closely resembles. It is restricted to south-western Western Australia.


Yellow Wattlebird - The yellow wattlebird is the largest of the honeyeaters5 and is endemic to Australia. They are usually 375-450mm long.2 They are named for the wattles in the corners of their mouths.2 Yellow wattlebirds are slim birds with a short, strong bill.7 They are dark coloured forest birds that somewhat resemble slandering Grackles.2 They have a white face and black streaked crown.5 They also have a long, pendulous yellow-orange wattle.5 The wattle becomes brighter during breeding.7 They have dark wings and a yellow belly5 whereas the upperparts are grey to dusky brown.2 The female yellow wattlebird is much smaller than the male.5 The young yellow wattlebirds have much smaller wattles, a paler head and a browner underbelly than the adult birds.7 Yellow wattlebirds are active and acrobatic with a strong flight.2 They are fairly tame birds and often enter gardens looking for food.2

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Meliphagidae
Genus : Anthochaera