Brown Thornbill

This litle thornbill has led me a merry dance over the last week. Until this morning, I could never get a decent enough photo to identify what I was looking at. Very thrilled to capture it visiting the birdbath — just the two quick shots before it saw me.

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This thornbill is also known as the coastal thornbill or south-eastern thornbill as it is a little different from the inland species found on the other side of the Great Dividing Range. Also found in Tasmania. At about 10cm, there is not much difference between the male and female. This one might be a juvenile as it has a duller red eye than the picture in my bird book (The Slater Field Guide to Australian Birds).

Thanks for looking.

Do have a good day.   🙂

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  1. sue ouzounis says:

    Real cutie. Are you sure his feet didn’t freeze to the bottom of the birdbath?

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    1. LOL. I would have managed more photos in that case, Sue! We didn’t have a frost this morning. The wind is coming up. Lots of rain coming, apparently.

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      1. sue ouzounis says:

        We were supposed to get rain, didn’t happen. Keep your fingers crossed then.

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        1. We’ve had a bit – but some parts of Victoria were supposed to be getting a whole months worth, today. Seems to be popping down from the north, more than usual.

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