The Red Wattlebird is the second largest honeyeater native to Australia and is found right across the southern part of the continent. It is noisy and has a reddish wattle on the side of its neck. It has greyish-brownish feathers on its body with prominent white streaks (that are a bastard to draw) and a bright yellow belly. They live in forests, woodlands and gardens and are aggressively protective of their food bearing plants often fighting other honey eating birds to protect their food. The male and female birds have a similar appearance but they all look like they fell face first into a pot of blush ♥ Such pretty makeup.
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