Thursday, September 12, 2013

Bustard gets away with dodgy wing

Four Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) on Mungalla Station pasture for months. Three fly readily: one mostly walks away.

No wonder, after latest pictures revealed state of bird's underwing. Surprising the bird can fly at all, let alone strongly, as it does. (Bustards - Australia's heaviest flying birds - also being seen in other areas around Ingham.)   

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Last straw too much for Double-barred Finch

Townsville Common Cons. Pk, track to Jacana hide, today. Flew off a second later with lighter load.