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Ross the fiddler 16th August 2019 06:14 AM

The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
A pair of (Australian) Eastern Whipbirds (Psophodes olivaceus) were active in front of our house this morning but one got too inquisitive & ended up being entrapped under a light flower pot in a tight place. The dogs were barking at all the rattling going on, so I went with camera in hand to investigate & got these photos after releasing it. This is a great chance of photos as they usually flit around amidst the bushes most of the time & are hard to see let alone actually getting a photograph of them.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...139a1749_b.jpg
K8160579-adj by Ross, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4eeecf06_b.jpg
K8160590-cr by Ross, on Flickr (partially cropped for composition).

After flying off after their mate this one landed on this log further away & hence a cropped photo.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0d3dc793_b.jpg
K8160596-scr by Ross, on Flickr (heavily cropped).
All with E-M1 II & MC20+40-150 F2.8 lens.

*chr

MJ224 16th August 2019 06:43 AM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
Lovely photos Ross. I bet you were a bit worried about what was under the flower pot....Lovely birds.....*chr

Keith-369 16th August 2019 10:19 AM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
Nice shots. It is very similar looking to the Bulbul.

Ross the fiddler 17th August 2019 11:06 AM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 488028)
Lovely photos Ross. I bet you were a bit worried about what was under the flower pot....Lovely birds.....*chr

Thanks. I did check a little before lifting the pot off that fell on it to make sure it was a bird & not a rat (thankfully they are under control for now) & then I wanted to know if it was a feral bird or not by taking hold of it carefully & was so delighted to discover it was the native whipbird as they are usually not easy to see for long enough to get a photo. I had the MC20 plus 40-150 lens on so couldn't get a photo of it in my hand so I let it go but thankfully the pair hung around enough for me to get these shots (plus some less wonderful ones).

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Originally Posted by Keith-369 (Post 488054)
Nice shots. It is very similar looking to the Bulbul.

Thanks. Yes, there is a similarity with them having a crest & also not too different in size too. We also have them (another feral bird) in urban areas being brought here by the early British to have something from home.

*chr

OM USer 17th August 2019 03:05 PM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
Lovely shots Ross. Lucky you.

Tordan58 19th August 2019 10:46 PM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
The first one for me.

Zuiko 20th August 2019 08:15 AM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
I haven't seen those before, how cute are they! Nice pictures, Ross.

Ross the fiddler 23rd August 2019 12:04 AM

Re: The Secretive Eastern Whipbird revealed.
 
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Originally Posted by OM USer (Post 488132)
Lovely shots Ross. Lucky you.

Thanks. I was lucky to get this close this time.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tordan58 (Post 488340)
The first one for me.

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Zuiko (Post 488356)
I haven't seen those before, how cute are they! Nice pictures, Ross.

Thanks John. I'm glad I could show a bird not commonly seen, mainly because they aren't easy to see quite often, except as they fleetingly jump about in the bushes.

*chr


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