Scarlet Honeyeaters of Mallacoota

I have only seen a Scarlet Honeyeater once before and that was on a previous visit to Mallacoota a few years ago. On the latest trip to Mallacoota I saw many of them in a number of locations. After so much spring rain the local plants and trees are flowering and with the abundance of nectar and insects this has brought down many birds from the north. The Scarlet Honeyeater is a stunning tiny bird that rarely stays still and is often fighting with other local honeyeaters particularly the New Holland Honeyeaters.

Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria, 18 Dec 2016

Male Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria

Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria, 18 Dec 2016

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Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria, 18 Dec 2016

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Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria, 18 Dec 2016

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Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria, 18 Dec 2016

Female Scarlet Honeyeater 

Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria, 18 Dec 2016

Scarlet Honeyeater, Mallacoota, Victoria

2 responses to “Scarlet Honeyeaters of Mallacoota

  1. Once again, stunning photos! Nice!

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  2. Thanks Steve, I was very happy to find one of my target birds for the trip and get a few shots…

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