Myzomela sanguinolenta

The adult male of this little honeyeater has a vivid scarlet head and back, black wings and whitish underparts. The females and juveniles are brown with a reddish wash on their cheeks.

At Crater Lakes, When the summer flowering Euodia trees are exploding with blooms, you can see small groups of these little birds feeding on the nectar.

You can get quite a good look at them if you sit at the pergola, as the birds come down for a drink and a bath at the pond, and don’t seem very shy.

They have a sweet tinkling song.

Images of the Scarlet Honeyeater

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Video of the Scarlet Honeyeater