Sunday, September 30, 2012

Golden glow on a good week


Golden Bowerbird (Amblyornis newtonianus) in all his glory this week near Paluma Dam.

Plus, first record in area for Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris).

And today in Tyto,  Red-backed Buttonquail (Turnix maculosus) makes seasonal return. Life's good!

3 comments:

Snail said...

Gosh, that golden bowerbird is stunning! What a photo.

I haven't seen one yet, but I understand they occur at the Crater, so I really should go and have a look.

Tyto Tony said...

Not only glorious, but remarkably attached to their huge bowers. Yasi knocked the Paluma habitat around but at least some bowerbirds have bounced back after perhaps sulking a bit last year.

Gerard Satherley said...

I hope he's doesn't go shy when I'm visiting. How did I miss this, its a fantastic image.