Friday, June 8, 2012

Scrubwren shows out in the shadows


Trundled up to Paluma Dam yesterday for the first time since Cyclone Yasi blasted through 16 months ago. Much quieter and forest system recovery years away.  But Large-billed Scrubwren (Sericornis magnirostra) still darting about in the shadows.


And Grey-headed Robin (Heteromyias cinereifrons) busy here and there.


Shining Bronze-Cuckoo (Chalcites lucidus) hunting from dam rocks.


Here's a Little Bronze-Cuckoo (was Gould's)(Chalcites minutillus), in Tyto the other day, for comparison.
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2 comments:

Denis Wilson said...

Nice photos, Tony.
I wonder if the colour difference apparent between the Shining and Little BCs are effects of the lighting (flash).
Do they appear very different, in the flesh, Tony?

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: Former Gould's very different in flesh and not from flash. Other LBCs also bronzer, though less so. Shining even brighter green often than shown. Also bit bigger.