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Anthochaera carunculata

Red Wattlebird at suppressed

Anthochaera carunculata at suppressed - 28 Sep 2006
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Identification history

Anthochaera carunculata 5 Apr 2018 ChrisDavey
Anthochaera carunculata 5 Apr 2018 ruthkerruish

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Author's notes

This sighting was made in 2006-09-28 but the program would not accept the date. Red wattle bird fluffed up chicks resting outside a window. Red wattle birds are still common in this area - they can see off many other species.

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   29 Oct 2018
I had the privilege a few years ago during a heat wave, when on opening the laundry door a small red wattle bird distressed chick, literally flew onto and enclosed a finger with very very sharp claws! Letting it access water soon revived it but persuading it to release its hold was an exercise in patience.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 28 Sep 2006 12:00 AM Recorded on
  • ruthkerruish Recorded by

Additional information

  • True Nesting site

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