Scarlet Myzomela

It was originally described as Certhia sanguinolenta by ornithologist John Latham in 1802. It is a member of the small genus Myzomela 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 in a large corvid superfamily; some researchers considering all these families in a broadly defined Corvidae.

Picture of the Scarlet Myzomela has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.
Original source: Own work
Author: Brett Donald

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

Photo of male Scarlet Myzomela/Honeyeater feeding on bottlebrush. Location Paluma Northeastern Queensland Australia Size of original (pixels) Width: 2200 Height: 1650 Photographic data Date: 19/3/10 3:46:46 PM Aperture: f4.5 Shutter Speed: 1/320 sec Focal Length: 500.0 mm scarlet_honeyeater_99248.jpg © Ian Montgomery; please contact: More

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Picture of Myzomela sanguinolenta above has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike license.
Original source: Arthur Chapman
Author: Arthur Chapman
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Order : Passeriformes
Family : Meliphagidae
Genus : Myzomela
Species : sanguinolenta
Authority : (Latham, 1801)