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Australian Birds - Wrens, Finches, Kingfishers, Honeyeaters & Others


Another selection of bird images from our travels, smaller, more elusive & harder to capture in some instances.

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Long-tailed Finch, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Darwin NT.

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Crested Shrike-tit, Warrego River near Charleville QLD

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Red-backed Fairy-wren, Chain Lagoon, Leichhardt Hwy QLD.

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Double-barred Finch, Lachlan River Booligal NSW.

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Azure Kingfisher, South Coast NSW.

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Southern Whiteface, Scropes Range Barrier Hwy between Wilcannia & Broken Hill NSW.

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Crimson Finch, Edith River near Katherine NT.

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Shy Heathwren, Broken Bucket Tank, Big Desert VIC.

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Flame Robin, Mt Hotham VIC. These birds spend the warmer months at high altitudes & then migrate down to the lowlands in Winter.

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Hooded Parrot, Pine Creek NT.

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Forest Kingfisher, Atherton Tableland QLD.

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Lewin's Honeyeater, near Mt Molloy QLD.

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Macleay's Honeyeater, Lake Barrine Far North QLD.

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Mistletoebird, Murray River SA Riverland. These birds eat mistletoe berries, excrete the seed which sticks to a branch & another mistletoe plant grows.

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Olive-backed Sunbird, Centenary Lakes Cairns QLD. These birds build beautiful hanging nests.

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Red-backed Kingfisher, Bottle Bend Murray River NSW.

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Splendid Fairy-wren, Pine Plains Wyperfeld NP VIC.

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Striped Honeyeater eating Ruby Saltbush, Pine Plains Victorian Mallee.

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Southern Scrub-robin, Little Desert NP VIC.

 

 



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Absolutely stunning.

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biggrinbiggrinFlame Robin looks like a cracker



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As usual I'm a bit evious of the ones I am yet to see & photograph. I think the Shy Heathwren has to be at the top of that list.

I did have a bit of a win a few days ago myself though. We have been hearing Yellow-billed Kingfishers daily for months now but they have been really elusive. Last week I discovered an active nest out in the rainforest & waited impatiently to get a day without rain to return with hope & my camera. Pleased to say I finally got a shot of one. :)

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Cuppa wrote:

As usual I'm a bit evious of the ones I am yet to see & photograph. I think the Shy Heathwren has to be at the top of that list.

I did have a bit of a win a few days ago myself though. We have been hearing Yellow-billed Kingfishers daily for months now but they have been really elusive. Last week I discovered an active nest out in the rainforest & waited impatiently to get a day without rain to return with hope & my camera. Pleased to say I finally got a shot of one. :)

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 Well done! That's a species that we haven't seen.

The Shy Heathwren is a bugger of a bird to get a shot of. smile



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