Stalking, talking, walking, gawking

Yellow-breasted Boatbill (Machaerirhynchus flaviventer) one of the species these days making Jourama Falls (30km south of Ingham) and its compact section of riverine forest an attractive stalking ground.

Having a resident population of Noisy Pittas (Pitta versicolor) is a talking point.

Though they seldom make the swim landing a walking point.

And it's not every day one finds a Little Shrike-Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) up close and gawking.
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Snail said…
Must've been a quiet day at the swimming spot or are the pittas getting cheekier?
Russell said…
Love the boatbill. I didn't know Australia had any. Super photos of the others too.
Denis Wilson said…
Starting off at a hot pace, I see Tony.
How are you going to keep it up?
That first Pitta shot (singing its head off) is remarkable.
Boatbills are beyond my knowledge.
Almost too bright to be a proper Rainforest bird. (Or does it work the other way?)
The darker the environment, the brighter the bird has to be?
(except for Shrike Thrushes and female Whistlers?)
Tyto Tony said…
Hi Bronwyn: Didn't want bird on manmade site, but it wouldn't pitter-patter elsewhere before flying into tree.

Hi Russell: Just one of our little marvels.

Hi Denis: Flash brings out colours. Birds just vanish in upper foliage, where they spend much of their time.

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