Hunter Region Landcare

Bird Species Feature: Red Wattlebird

Fauna, The Scoop

Another of our unique woodland birds is the Red Wattlebird.

As featured in our Woodland Bird chart they have a very loud call, are quite large birds at 35cm long, and acquired their name by the red ’wattle’ appendage on either side of their neck.

Being one of the largest honeyeater birds in Australia, they feed mainly on nectar, probing flowers with their curved bill. If you have the larger species of Banskias, Grevilleas, or Bottle Brushes in your garden, they will be sure to visit.

Find out more here at the Australian Museum.