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Myzomela sanguinolenta

Scarlet Honeyeater at suppressed

Myzomela sanguinolenta at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Myzomela sanguinolenta at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Myzomela sanguinolenta at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Myzomela sanguinolenta at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
Myzomela sanguinolenta at suppressed - 31 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Unidentified 3 Jan 2021 Kyliegw
Myzomela sanguinolenta 3 Jan 2021 JackieMiles
Myzomela sanguinolenta 3 Jan 2021 Kyliegw

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Author's notes

my mum and I stood mesmerised at the behaviour of the birds on this trunk. Females flew in with one or two (in some cases three) very young birds, left them on the side of the trunk, and then hovered and ripped strings of bark down. At first we thought it was nesting material - but it wasn't - they then used their beaks to dig something out and feed their babies with. It was all wings and fluttering and only on this tree and at this height! never seen anything like this before.

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   3 Jan 2021
Interesting observation.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 15 Abundance
  • 31 Dec 2020 09:30 AM Recorded on
  • Kyliegw Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site

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