Friday, April 22, 2016

Plumhead sighting bitter-sweet treat

Always great to list a new species for regular surveyed site. Not so good having to offer terrible image in support. Never mind, here's today's good news-bad news bird at Mungalla Station: Plum-headed Finch (Neochmia modesta). Lone male popped up on fence for a second, hopped down to feed for a few seconds, then zipped off south without acknowledging me. Them's the breaks!

As compensation for such a dire picture, here's a Zitting Cisticola taken a while back within about 100 metres of today's Plumhead.


And two shots of a Tawny Grassbird from close to the same spot about the same time. Might be many years before another Plumhead presents itself, let alone offers such closeups.


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