Friday, September 5, 2014

Silvereye done gone Gerygone wrong

Daylight robbery by thieving Silvereye (Zosterops lateralis) in foothills on way up to Wallaman Falls this week.


Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris) chased robber off twice then gave up. Explains why the nesting birds hadn't made much progress in the week since I first spotted them starting work in tree over small creek. Seeing the behaviour some compensation for no-show by Little Kingfisher, primary target along the creek.

2 comments:

Dave Bromwich said...

Nice pictures Tony. Both nice birds but shame about the thieving.

Tyto Tony said...

We may call it theft, but the Silvereye and Gerygone live by Nature's code and just get on with things - or not.

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