Sunday, March 9, 2014

Zitting pretty and Shining bright

Before later bogging the Toyota in a metre of mud, chased this Zitting Cisticola (Cisticola juncidis) at Orient Station on foot last weekend. Picture's for Paul, who's chasing the species as a possible cyclone threatens to disrupt birdwatching around Ingham today or tomorrow. And a big thanks to Craig and Cate for pulling me out of the poo - again!!!

No such embarrassments yesterday as I walked by the bogging site to check on Mangrove Robins. Found four skirmishing over territory, so all well there. Better luck photographing male Shining Flycatcher (Myiagra alecto).

It's also one of few birds seemingly fooled by my terrible efforts at mimicry.

And here's a Brown Quail (Coturnix ypsilophora), on the road a while back, and in almost the same place again yesterday. Wonders of the Orient...

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