The Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) is a bird found in southern Australia from Western Australia to New South Wales in the east.
The Red Wattlebird has grey-brown feathers streaked with white. It has a black crown, silvery-white face, red eye, yellow belly and pinkish legs. It has a pendulous red neck-wattle (lobes that hang down from the neck).
It grows to 31-39 centimetres (12-15.5 inches) tall.
It is a noisy bird.
It likes eucalypt forests and woodlands, heathlands, and gardens.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM