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Alternative name: Scarlet Honeyeater

Photo by Tom Tarrant
Samsonvale, south-eastern Queensland, Australia
Myzomela sanguinolenta


10-11 cm
Black bill and eye

  • Red head, breast, back and rump
  • Black tail and wings (wing feathers have white margins)
  • White abdomen
Photo by Mat & Cathy
Oxley Creek Common, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Female: pale brown; whitish abdomen


Eastern Australia (Cooktown, Queensland to east Victoria).


This is a monotypic species[1].


Mixed Eucalypt forest with paperbarks and bushland.



Its diet includes nectar and insects.


Photo by kerriebr
Gold Coast, Queensland, August 2013

The tiny nest is found high in the canopy. It is formed from bark held together with spider web. The small white eggs have reddish-brown or purple flecks.


  1. Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, B.L. Sullivan, C. L. Wood, and D. Roberson. 2013. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: Version 6.8., with updates to August 2013. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/
  2. Avibase
  3. Wikipedia

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