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At last, I’ve managed to get a good photo of a wattlebird. Its name has nothing to do with the wattle flowers I showed the other day. They are called wattlebirds because of the red wattle at their ears.

Photo: Wattle Bird

Words to walk with:
From Field Guide to the Birds of Australia by Simpson and Day
Red Wattlebird Anthochaera carunculata
Grey-brown bird, white streaks. Crown blackish; silvery-white face. Dark pink pendulous wattle at ear. Dark red iris. Belly yellow. Legs pink. Voice raucous ‘tobacco box’, ‘chokk’


  1. I have read all the way down from the top post and it has been a pleasure. Thank you for sharing the beautiful images.


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