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Old 19th November 2017, 02:45 PM
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A Red Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata). Probably a juvenile, as the wattles aren't very big. Unfortunately it was in shadow, and I couldn't get a lot of detail around its head.

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Old 19th November 2017, 02:56 PM
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Red wattle birds are pretty common in the areas i inhabit but they are fantastic looking creatures aren't they?

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Old 19th November 2017, 03:13 PM
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They have quite a strange raucus call, viz.:

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The Red Wattlebird alerted me by its call that it had returned to the same tree on the nature strip (a Tuckeroo - Cupaniopsis anacardioides) and I got a slightly better lit shot.

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Oh yes indeed, must be very young.
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A few randos from the archive:

Butcherbird and 2x Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, feeding on the wing.


Double-striped Skink.


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