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Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by EvilGenius, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. GoneFishin22

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    I had been meaning to get back to this and name the other species - will have a look this w/e.
     
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    Beautiful! That first one looks like he's doing a fan dance.
     
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    He was definitely putting on a show :)

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    Vo-la-re OHH OHH
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    Some new contestants, and the return of a few old favourites :)


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    Yay! More birdies! I got such a thrill when I saw your thread bumped in my list. LOVE number 40, he's just looking right at you/us.
     
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    That was the first photo where I realised birds can indeed have a moustache :p
     
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    A condensed list to copy/paste. I tried to add a few, but have run out of time :)

    1-2 Red Winged Parrot Aprosmictus erythropterus.

    3-6 Pale Headed Rosella Platycercus adscitus.

    7 Magpie Cracticus tibicen black back variant.

    8 Little Friar Bird Philemon citreogularis.

    9-10 Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita.

    11-12 (I think is) Graphic Flutterer Dragonfly - Rhyothemis graphiptera
    http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisbane_dragons/BandedFlutterer.htm

    13 - Blue faced honey eater - Entomyzon cyanotis,
    14 - Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae.
    15 - Rainbow Lorikeet - Trichoglossus haematodus,
    16 - Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus - (this is my favorite photo even though you didn't capture the fish tail) like here
    17-19 Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea
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    25 - Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo
    26 - Kookaburra
    27 - Goshawk?
    28 - *snarls* Masked Lapwing AKA Plover
    29-31 - Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala - had to check that one.
    32-33 - Tawny Frogmouth
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  10. GoneFishin22

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    1-2 Red Winged Parrot Aprosmictus erythropterus.
    3-6 Pale Headed Rosella Platycercus adscitus.
    7 Magpie Cracticus tibicen black back variant.
    8 Little Friar Bird Philemon citreogularis.
    9-10 Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita.
    11-12 (I think is) Graphic Flutterer Dragonfly - Rhyothemis graphiptera
    http://www.brisbaneinsects.com/brisb...dFlutterer.htm
    13 - Blue faced honey eater - Entomyzon cyanotis,
    14 - Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae.
    15 - Rainbow Lorikeet - Trichoglossus haematodus,
    16 - Spangled Drongo Dicrurus bracteatus Eastern Koel (formerly Common Koel) Eudynamys orientalis
    17-19 Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea
    20 officially doing my head in Headus fuckus Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea
    21 Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
    22 Little Friarbird Philemon citreogularis
    23 Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
    24 Black-Fronted Dotterel Elseyornis melanops
    25 - Yellow Tailed Black-Cockatoo Calyptorhynchus funereus
    26 – Laughing Kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae
    27 - Goshawk? I suggest a Black Kite Milvus migrans (zooming in on the pic we see twin forks on tail, yellow at the start of the beak (around the nostril area) and the colouration)
    28 - *snarls* Masked Lapwing AKA Plover
    29-31 - Noisy Miner Manorina melanocephala - had to check that one.
    32-33 - Tawny Frogmouth Podargus strigoides
    34 - Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita
    35-36 - Little Corella Cacatua sanguinea
    37-38 - Sulphur-crested cockatoo Cacatua galerita
    39-40 – Torresian Crow Corvus orru (a juvenile, as they get older their eyes turn white)
    41-42 – Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti (Male)
    43-44 - Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti (Female)
    45-46 - Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea
    47 – refer to 34
    48 - refer to 35

    For 20 what sort of water hole was that? Freshwater or salt?!?

    Ninja Edit: shit yea just found it -
    http://www.pbase.com/ian_c/image/96116513

    Lifes kept me busy of late and trying to get my chronic back sorted (getting to a better place now)......
     
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    20 officially doing my head in Headus fuckus Comb-crested Jacana Irediparra gallinacea

    Officially known to me as 'Speed Duck'. Taken at a fresh water inland lake, Lake Mary.

    39-40 – Torresian Crow Corvus orru (a juvenile, as they get older their eyes turn white)

    This one has been doing our head in. Thank-you very much for the note about the colour of the eyes changing. We have one with white eyes as well that I haven't managed to catch on camera yet, it's a lot more timid.


    41-42 – Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti (Male)
    43-44 - Figbird Sphecotheres vieilloti (Female)

    Also couldn't figure out what these were, I had no idea they were the same species.. They show up at sunset and rest in that same palm tree quite regularly. Never see them at any other time of the day though.



    If you ever get stumped on one, there's often several other pics of the same bird back in the main gallery.
     
  12. GoneFishin22

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    What you have captured in 20 is the 'juvenile', which is rarely depicted on google. It can be noted the comb is just starting to develop and despite the obvious markings it still looks starkly different from it's parents. Keen to see a pic of the parents.


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    It is once we find a 'family photo/depiction' we can make that confident call on the species, the juvenile is sitting in the nest and the stark differences between parents and offspring are noted:
    https://www.google.com.au/imgres?im...k05vVpO3SAhVFfLwKHU5sC4EQMwh8KFUwVQ..i&w=1300
     
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    I don't think I've actually seen the parents.. All I got that day was another of the juvenile. Until the last few days that lake was drying up so there hasn't been much more than a huge swan population out there. We've had a foot of rain over the last week though so it should start getting some life back. I'll keep my eye out for them :)


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    Special post just for broccoli :)


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    Very nice, but not as pretty as my Pink. :lol:
     
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    Very nice shots all through the thread. Very very clear shots.
     
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    Think I found speed duck's parents today..


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    Nice that's the parent and you got some awesome shots of it.
     
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    They're tiny little things. I first spotted one milling about with a couple of plovers, at first I thought it was a juvenile plover. Only half the size, if that.
     

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