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Red-eared Firetail

Dwardengoolnganiyir are magnificently coloured birds of the forest, and most commonly seen in the Perth Hills.

Small Songbirds Bushland

Noongar Names: Dwardengoolnganiyir

Scientific Name: Stagonopleura oculata

Conservation Status: Least concern

Threats: Cat predation and habitat loss

Will they visit?: They frequently visit home gardens with dense vegetation and located near large reserves

Natural Distribution: Common and widespread throughout the South West and Perth region

Habitat at a Glance

See Habitat Guide for more detail

Shelter: Dense vegetation

Diet: Seeds and Insects

Water: Bird baths

ReWild Benefit: Pest control

ReWild Benefits

Red-eared Firetails help to control pest species and disperse seeds around the ecosystem. Visit BirdLife Australia to learn more about our native birds of prey. If you have seen one in your neighbourhood or around the home you can record your sighting on Birdata and help scientists monitor their population

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