Is this a Red Wattlebird?

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MagpieLark
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Is this a Red Wattlebird?

Rohan
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Looks just like a Little Wattlebird from that pic. The adults have that noticeable yellow patch and the red 'cheeks'.

marj
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This is a Little Wattlebird or Brush Wattlebird.

marj
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When Anthochaera chrysoptera was split Brush Wattlebird was the common name given to L. chrysoptera with Little Wattlebird given to L. lunulata. But this hasn't really stuck in common usage with L. chrysoptera more often called the Little Wattlebird and L. lunulata the Western Wattlebird.

MaggieLark
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Thanks Rohan,Denis and Marj. It is amazing that how much I have learnt since I jointed this forum. Thank you all.

Rohan
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Thanks for the correction Denis. I must have looked up the wrong bird initially when I found them visiting my garden. So now I know I have red. not little wattlebirds. Even better!

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