Red-headed Honeyeater

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The Red-headed Honeyeater is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

The Red-headed Honeyeater (Myzomela erythrocephala) is a species of bird in the Meliphagidae family, found in Australia, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests. References - * BirdLife International 2004. Myzomela erythrocephala. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 26 July 2007. Stub icon This article about a honeyeater is a stub. More

with two other red species, the Red-headed Honeyeater of northern Australia and the Cardinal Honeyeater of Vanuatu, as well as the Dusky Honeyeater. It belongs to the honeyeater family Meliphagidae. More recently, DNA analysis has shown honeyeaters to be related to the Pardalotidae, and the Petroicidae (Australian robins) in a large corvid superfamily; some researchers considering all these families in a broadly defined Corvidae. More

Gerygone, Mangrove Gerygone, Red-headed Honeyeater, Crimson Chat (chance), Yellow Chat (chance), Lemon-bellied (Kimberley) Flycatcher, Hooded Robin, Mangrove Robin, Mangrove Golden Whistler, White-breasted Whistler, Broad-billed Flycatcher, Mangrove Grey Fantail, Red-throated Pipit (long shot), Yellow Wagtail (good chance), Gouldian Finch (good chance), Barn Swallow (good chance), Red-rumped Swallow (long shot), Arctic Warbler (long shot), Yellow White-eye. Mammals : Agile Wallaby (Macropus agilis), Black Flying-fox (Pteropus alecto), Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris). More

The Red-headed Honeyeater hunts actively in the mangrove thickets of coastal northern Australia, flitting about and flicking its tail, never staying still for long. To probe for nectar these birds hang over or hover in front of flowers, whistling and chirping as they feed. More

The male differs from the Red-headed honeyeater in having red on the back. Classification Class: Aves Order: Passeriformes Family: Meliphagidae Genus: Myzomela Species: sanguinolenta Common Name: Scarlet Honeyeater Relatives in same Genus Red-headed Honeyeater (M. More

Order : Passeriformes
Family : Meliphagidae
Genus : Myzomela
Species : erythrocephala
Authority : Gould, 1840