Monday, July 13, 2015

White-ear pops up at falls, Plumheads drop by layby

Lucky find at Jourama Falls yesterday with White-eared Monarch (Carterornis leucotis) foraging much lower in trees than usually the case.

And unlike recent encounter with an immature bird in Tyto, this one presented in its most attractive mature plumage. 

On the way to the falls looked in at truck layby beside Bruce Highway after report of Plum-headed Finches (Neochmia modesta) in the area. Very uncommon species anywhere close to Ingham. And here found 100-plus gathered. So many birds, no close images!

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