Monday, May 25, 2009

Little Friarbird

Over the last few weeks I have been seeing these birds in the grevillia bushes. They are honeyeaters and there are always a few flowers open on the grevillia. Other honeyeaters - including the Noisy Friarbirds - stay around my yard all year but the Little Friarbirds are here infrequently.
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16 comments:

  1. Love the first photo especially - looks quite majestic with its long beak.

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  2. ...what a gorgeous bird. He is so exotic looking...we just don't have this type of bird in Cincy. :-) I have to agree with John - he is quite majestic. Lovely photos of him.

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  3. always a joy to see bird photograph taken with its natural surrounding either feeding or nesting. Great shot.

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  4. Hi Mick
    They migrate to the south in summer.
    But then again, so do the Noisy Friarbirds.
    Nice images.
    Cheers
    Denis

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  5. Thanks for your comments Neil, John, Kelly, Yen and Denis.

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  6. Such an interesting bird! You have such a fun 'yard'.

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  7. Great photos, Mick! I can easily imagine the first one as a magazine cover :)

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  8. The first shot is a wonderful capture Mick. The head in profile is great for identifucatin or familiarisation with the bird's characteristics.

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  9. Thanks for visiting and commenting Vickie, Nickolay, and Arija.

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  10. Is the blue part of the face bald? It almost reminds me of a vulture. Beautiful captures of an exotic (to me anyway!) bird!

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  11. I agree with Vickie..you have such a fun yard. To have all these lovely birds in the immediate vicinity must be exciting! Great photos, by the way.

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  12. Hi Amy, the birding book calls it "naked" skin and it can be bluish or leaden colored. There are several similar birds out here with skin patches on the head or face.

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  13. Thanks Bob and Cynthia, hopefully as my trees and bushes grow more I shall get more birds too.

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  14. Great shot. I love seeing birds from other parts of the world. When I saw Friarbird, I didn't know what to expect. Bev

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  15. Gorgeous captures Mick! That first shot is stunning along with the gravillia flowers which are amazing in their own right.

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