Monday, March 26, 2012

Run of barred luck

Tootled off to Wallaman Falls today looking for better image of Barred Cuckoo-shrike (Coracina lineata). Didn't see any and then rain set in, so we're stuck with earlier effort. 


Similar story with young Dollarbird (Eurystomus orientalis) in Tyto.



Better luck with this White-gaped Honeyeater (Lichenostomus unicolor) - in Tyto before the Wet really set in.
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7 comments:

Ian said...

Great photo of the Barred Cuckoo Shrike a bird that unfortuately seems to have a range a bit to the north of us.

Tyto Tony said...

I don't see too many either, Ian. But they are reasonably common here in the ranges.

mick said...

That's a great photo of the Barred Cuckoo-Shrike. Why would you push your luck and go looking for better?

Tyto Tony said...

Close-up tells a different story. Besides, always got to have another look around another corner.

Apropos of which, my old dead Dad helped build Haast Pass in Depression days.

Pete Shanley said...

I don't think it's such a "barred" picture either! Especially when I didn't know the bird existed 5 minutes ago (being from the southern states).

Tyto Tony said...

Gidday Pete: Found rarer and got much worse pic - of male Victoria's Riflebird - at almost same place today.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
I am with the other commenters - I like your Barred Cuckoo-Shrike photo, especially the clear eyes.
Denis