Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Juvenile Mangrove Robin gets out from under

First day away from nest for juvenile Mangrove Robin (Peneonanthe pulverulenta) near coast southeast of Ingham today.

Bird hadn't got out of nest late yesterday morning.

It was getting to be a tight fit though.

Both parents and one of their previous brood (only just losing last trace of immature plumage) kept the food coming.

It fell to female to carry away the faecal sac.

Want more from outside the nest? Happy to oblige, below:




 Why only one juvenile? One unhatched egg left in nest. Never fertilised, I guess.

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