Wrong. I now understand that these honeyeaters are so named because of the bits of coloured flesh that hang from each side of their neck which are of course called ... "wattles". When Australians hear the word "wattle" they think of trees and shrubs belonging to the genus "Acacia".
To confuse things further we have here the Little wattlebird whose wattles are so "little" they are non-existant!
These pictures from last weekend were taken using the bathroom window as a hide while this fellow was feeding on a planted garden grevillea.
|Brutal sunlight & 35 deg celsius outside.|
|Head rush anyone?|
|This is how I get my rufous wing patch.|