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Head shot of a Kutilang bird. This bird had a problem with its right eye which was nearly closed all the time. It was suffering from some disease i couldn't figure out what. . Nikon D5200 + Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2 August 15, 2016 . #instagood #photooftheday #instadaily #instalike #like4like #nikonindonesia #yukmulaimotret #nikonasia #nikonnofilter #nikond5200 #tamronindonesia #bird #birdsofinstagram #birdlife #birding #birdstagram #instabird #birdphotography #birdcage #bird_lovers #birdwatching #birding_lounge #birds_of_instagram #kutilang #birdwatcher #birder #birdhouse #birdsong #birds_adored

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A White-capped Albatross taken on a Swansea pelagic last year. They breed in great numbers around Tasmania. Previously known collectively as Shy Albatross they have been split by some taxonomies, the newly named Shy Albatross being much rarer in Aussie waters. #allmightybirds #ausgeo #australiangeographic #bird #birds #birdphotography #birdlife_insta #bird_brilliance #birds_adored #best_birds_of_ig #bestnatureshots #bestbirdshots #eye_spy_birds #eyes_up #kings_birds #nuts_about_birds #pocket_birds #perfect_birds #sassy_birds #splendid_birds #your_best_birds #nature #naturephotography #best_birds_of_world #birding_lounge

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Went for a refreshing and very cold walk on Surf Bay - there was a super high tide which must be bringing lots of tasty food for the birds. You don't normally see this many birds on the beach, but the all you can eat buffet attracted loads! . . . . . 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ If you have any questions about anything i feature in my shots, or the Falklands in general, please ask! 🤗💞🇫🇰 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ . . #falklands  #falklandislands  #nofilter   #islandlife  #birds  #ig_birdwatchers #naturephotography #ig_discover_birdslife  #bns_birds  #birdwatching #photooftheday  #picoftheday  #travel #nature_perfection  #splendid_animals  #wildlife #wildlife_perfection  #nuts_about_birds #eye_spy_birds  #your_best_birds  #birding_lounge  #bird_brilliance  #nature #explore_wildlife  #birds_adored #telegraphtravel #gull #beach

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I don’t typically #photograph birds- but this guy was pretty loud and attracting attention! Seen in an over 100 year old #chestnut tree, while #applepicking at Oak Glenn. #bird #birds #birdsofinstagram #birdingphotography #birding_lounge #naturephotography #nature #naturelovers #nikon #nikonphotography #outdoor #outdoors #outside #california

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The Hooded Plover (Thinornis rubricollis) listed as Vulnerable under Commonwealth legislation (and Critically Endangered in NSW) can be seen in parts of Tasmania, although not in high abundance anymore. Me and @armchairbirders got lucky with the lighting for a few minutes on a drive through Adventure Bay a few weeks back (while a ‘local’ was walking her dog right past them AND collecting masses of seaweed/kelp 🙄) This species is less abundant than people think and recent research has highlighted a decrease in their distribution and abundance. Like other shorebirds, Hoodies are vulnerable to human disturbance in their coastal environment. They are at their most vulnerable during the breeding season between 1 September and 30 April - which also coincides with the highest period of beach usage by people. Four wheel driving, horse-riding and tramping above the high-tide mark are just two of the many threats the species faces. Other threats include: - Predation of eggs, chicks and adults by domestic and feral cats, dogs and introduced animals such as foxes and rats. - Nest failure from disturbance to brooding parents by beach activities. - Invasive weeds – sea spurge, marram grass, reclaiming shorebird habitat. - Removal of seaweed and beach debris, a source of food and protection for shorebirds. - Ingestion or entanglement in litter or fishing line. - Rises in sea level due to global climate alteration. HOW YOU CAN HELP: - Walk your dog away from known shorebird nesting areas and keep them on a lead. - Walk and ride below the high-tide mark. - Don’t drive vehicles on nesting beaches. - Be aware of nesting birds. - Don’t collect seaweed, or other beach materials. - De-sex cats and keep them in at night. - Pick up any litter and fishing line (and #takethreeforthesea)

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Greylag goose. Greylag Geese are easily seen in lowland areas of the UK all year, sometimes even in suburban parks with lakes but especially on low-lying grassy fields in river valleys,Spotted at Hyde Park. #birdsofinstagram #photooftheday #photographer #birdwatching #birdnerd #bird #birds #birder #bird_lovers #birdlife #bird_brilliance #birdwatching #birding_lounge #duck #ducksofinstagram #bbcbirds #bbctravel

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howardloosemore

White-winged Fairy-wren ♂️ Malurus leucopterus.  Etymology: Malurus  leucopterus (mal-OO-rus loo-ko-TE-rus) 'white-winged delicate-tail'. Malurus ‘delicate tail’ from the Greek malos  meaning ‘soft or delicate’ and oura ‘tail’. leucopterus 'white-winged', from Greek  leukopteros, from leukos  meaning 'white', and pteron  for 'wing'. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Nankeen Night Herron juv. Nycticorax caledonians.  Etymology: Nycticorax caledonians (nik-ti-KOR-aks ka-le-DO-ni-kus) "Scottish nightraven". Nycticorax​ "nightraven" from Greek nuktikorax. This word comes from the word nux, nukt meaning "night", and korax meaning "raven". Gesner (1555) wrote at length about all the birds that the word  Nycticorax​ has been used for but concluded (illustrations support) by describing something we recognise as the night-herron. As though that's not confusing enough,  caledonians is even more misleading.  It actually comes from the Latin Caledonia, the province of the Ancient Brittons/the highlands of Scotland, but in this case refers to New Caledonia, the source of the type species.  So are we all clear on that? Heck I saved you a side story from 330 BC involving Aristotle! .. Where possible I try to pre-compose shots. At any point in time I have therefore,  15 or so shots in my mind. For a long time now ​one shot I had often dreamed of was capturing a Nankeen night-hereon fishing under moon light.  I have never really tried to photograph at night and in short it comes with its own problem set, quite aside from the need to find the bird in situ.  I saw this juvenile Nankeen night-herron (very different from the mature adult and quite striking I think) during late winter and so returned after sunset one evening to try and put the shot together.  Luckily I was able to find the cooperative bird and take this moody shot in the shadows with that late sun afterglow.  It's not quite the moon light shot I envisaged but I like it and would be interested in any constructive criticism or feedback from followers as to what you think of it. ... #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Australian reed warbler Acrocephalus australis. Etymology: Acrocephalus australis (a-kro-SE-fa-lus ows-TRAH-lis) "southern peak-head". Acrocephalus 'peak-head' from Greek akron, meaning a 'peak or top', and kephale 'head' perhaps referring to the slight raising of crown feathers into a tiny crest. australis from Latin australis 'southern'. .. Little shot from the archives. They are not hard to find in lakes like Herdsman if you look and listen amongst the Bullrush thickets. They are such charismatic little cuties I think I will have to target them a little more as soon as I get out of this blasted moonboot. 🤞🏻not long now🙏🙏🙏. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Western gerygone Gerygone fusca race fusca.  Etymology:  Gerygone fusca (dje-RI-go-ne fus-kuh) “dusky child of song”. Gerygone “child of song”, from Greek gerugonos meaning ‘child of song’, geruo meaning ‘sing’ and gone , meaning ‘offspring or birth’. Fusca from the Latin fuscus, meaning ‘dark or dusky’. ... Was looking for things to post and found two photos of this bird when trawling back through the archives. On closer inspection I suddenly realised I didn’t actually know what this bird was. I must have totally overlooked it at the time and back then I didn't edit shots much so perhaps I never really stopped to take notice. Unfortunately I have no recollection of where I took this, but I can’t say I have noticed this little bird in the field ever around my usual haunts in Perth.  Having said that, according to the book they are quite widely distributed and common so go figure. Be interested to hear if other Perth shooters encounter them much? Anyway since I have now established that it’s a Western gerygone, that means it’s officially a new species for me and that’s always special 🍾 .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Great crested grebe ♂️ Podiceps cristatus. Etymology: Podiceps cristatus (PO-di-seps Kris-STAH-tus) “crested bum-foot”. Podiceps meaning “bum-foot” from the Latin podex “bum” and pes/pedis, “foot”. This refers to the fact their back feet are set  quite remarkably far back on their bodies so as to create the maximum power and efficiency for swimming and diving. Cristatus meaning “crested or tufted”. .. The astute birders will notice whats wrong with this pic.....♂️ is behaving like ♀️ 🤔😂 This male got so bored with waiting for the female to mate he thought he could speed things up a little by showing her how to lay on the love nest 🤣🤣 ah men, such a one track mind ❤ .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Urasian Coote. Did you know that Coote is onomatiopic, for the harsh staccato calls? It dates from the beginning of the 14C.  Anyway onto the scientific etymology: Fulica atra (FU-li-kuh AH-truh) “black coote”. Fulica meaning "coot" from Latin fulica, meaning 'cotte'. Called phalaris by the Ancient Greeks, close to phalaros, 'having a patch of white' and indeed not being far from phalacros meaning ‘bald’. atra meaning "black" from the Latin ater, meaning “dull black”. .. This is a good example of the beauty in what's common. These superb swimmers are common in urban park ponds and so often overlooked. On this occasion I was able to make the best of the golden hour and fill flash to catch movement. Thanks to mate Rob who pushed me round in the wheelchair and allowed me to get out and shoot again .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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White-winged Fairy-wren ♀️ Malurus leucopterus.  Etymology: Malurus  leucopterus (mal-OO-rus loo-ko-TE-rus) 'white-winged delicate-tail'. Malurus ‘delicate tail’ from the Greek malos  meaning ‘soft or delicate’ and oura ‘tail’. leucopterus 'white-winged', from Greek  leukopteros, from leukos  meaning 'white', and pteron  for 'wing'. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport SB5000 @ 450mm 1/1250s f7.1 ISO 720 .. Took this one up at Birns Beach a little while back. I found 10 females to every 1 male that day and they were all in good voice. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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"Life's in the balance" Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena. Etymology:  Hirundo neoxena (hi-RUN-do ne-o-ZE-nuh) "new visiting swallow".Hirundo "swallow", from the Latin hirendo  meaning ​'swallow'. neoxena meaning "new visiting" from the Greek neos "new" and  xenos "a guest, visitor or stranger". Gould (1848)  suggests that this may have come from the circumstance of its appearing in the Southern portions of Australia being hailed as a welcome indication of the approach of spring. .. Nikon D850 + Sigma Sport 150-600mm Sport + Nikon SB5000 @ 1/4000s ISO 2000 f6.3 400mm .. Another photo from the swallow series a few posts back, shot last summer. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Splendid Fairywren ♂️ Malurus splendens. Etymology: Malurus splendens (mal-OO-rusSPLEN-denz) "bright shining delicate tail". Malurus from the Greek malos ‘soft or delicate’ and oura ‘tail’. splendens ‘bright shining’ from the Latin  splendeo/splendens ‘bright or shining astonishingly’. . . . .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Great crested grebe ♀️ Podiceps cristatus. Etymology: Podiceps cristatus (PO-di-seps Kris-STAH-tus) “crested bum-foot”. Podiceps meaning “bum-foot” from the Latin podex “bum” and pes/pedis, “foot”. This refers to the fact their back feet are set  quite remarkably far back on their bodies so as to create the maximum power and efficiency for swimming and diving. Cristatus from the Latin cristatus, ‘crested’. . Nikon D850 + Sigma Sport 150-600mm @  ISO 320 1/1250s f7.1 600mm .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Great crested grebe ♂️♀️ Podiceps cristatus. Etymology: Podiceps cristatus (PO-di-seps Kris-STAH-tus) “crested bum-foot”. Podiceps meaning “bum-foot” from the Latin podex “bum” and pes/pedis, “foot”. This refers to the fact their back feet are set  quite remarkably far back on their bodies so as to create the maximum power and efficiency for swimming and diving. Cristatus meaning “crested or tufted”. ♂️ LHS ♀️ RHS I think 🧐 Nikon D850 + Sigma Sport 150-600mm @  ISO 200 1/800s f7.1 600mm .. Took this one at around this time last year, While not my sharpest of this fascinating species, I love the symmetry and that last golden light. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Welcome Swallow Hirundo neoxena. Etymology:  Hirundo neoxena (hi-RUN-do ne-o-ZE-nuh) "new visiting swallow". Hirundo "swallow", from the Latin hirendo  meaning ​'swallow'. neoxena meaning "new visiting" from the Greek neos "new" and  xenos "a guest, visitor or stranger". Gould (1848)  suggests that this may have come from the circumstance of its appearing in the Southern portions of Australia being hailed as a welcome indication of the approach of spring. .. Nikon D850 + Sigma Sport 150-600mm Sport + Nikon SB5000 @ 1/4000s ISO 2000 f6.3 400mm .. First post in a while as I have been stuck working at home since a recent fall down the stairs in which I fractured my ankle.  Since I haven't therefore been able move around freely, let alone support a heavy camera and tripod, I haven't been shooting and don't look like picking up the gear much before Christmas 😭 Since it's Father's Day, I though I would post something for the bird loving dad's of the world so I dug back through the archives. I found this nice little interaction between two Swallows taken at my local Bibra Lake birding hide last summer. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Horsfieldfield's Bronze-Cuckoo ♂️ Chalcites basalis. Etymology: Chrysococcyx (Chalcites) basalis [kel-SEE-tehz ba-SAH-lis] 'basal bronze cuckoo'. Chalcites 'bronze', from the Greek  khalkos, copper or bronze.  basalis 'a base or pedestal' from the Greek and Latin basis, meaning a 'base' from the rufous bases of the outer tail feathers, a reliable way of distinguishing it from the Shining Bronze-Cuckoo. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Red-winged ​Fairy-wren ♀️ Malurus elegens. Etymology:  Malurus elegens (mal-OO-rus EH-le-ganz) "elegant delicate-tail"  Malurus, 'delicate tail' said to be from the Greek malos, 'soft' or 'delicate', and oura, 'tail' from which he (Vieillot, 1816) uses the Greek  mala, 'very or exceedingly' perhaps for the excessive tail.  All very tempting however, Vieillot clearly stated that he derived Malurus  from Greek  malos, which he translated into Latin tener, 'soft or delicate', and Greek  oura  or Latin canda, 'tail'. elegens 'elegant', from the Latin  elegans ​ meaning 'fine' or 'tasteful or elegant'. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Splendid Fairy-Wren ♂️ Malurus splendens sb. splendens. Etymology: Malurus splendens [mal-OO-rus SPLEN-denz] 'bright shining delicate tail'. Malurus 'delicate tail', from the Greek malls, soft or delicate, and aura, tail.  splendens ​'bright or shining' from the Latin splendeo. .. Nikon D500 Nikkor 70-200mm FL ED VR + 1.4TC III @ 280mm f4 1/800s ISO 125 HH .. Snapped this while out at Araluen this morning. I was out there with my daughter for the first day of the tulip show. This male is late into his transition plumage getting ready for the ladies in Spring. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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White-winged Fairy-wren ♂️ Malurus leucopterus.  Etymology: Malurus  leucopterus (mal-OO-rus loo-ko-TE-rus) 'white-winged delicate-tail'. Malurus ‘delicate tail’ from the Greek malos meaning ‘soft or delicate’ and oura ‘tail’. leucopterus 'white-winged', from Greek  leukopteros, from leukos  meaning 'white', and pteron  for 'wing'. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport @ 600mm 1/800s f7.1 ISO 400 #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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White-winged Fairy-wren ♀️ Malurus leucopterus.  Etymology: Malurus  leucopterus (mal-OO-rus loo-ko-TE-rus) 'white-winged delicate-tail'. Malurus ‘delicate tail’ from the Greek malos meaning ‘soft or delicate’ and oura ‘tail’. leucopterus 'white-winged', from Greek  leukopteros, from leukos  meaning 'white', and pteron  for 'wing'. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport SB5000 @ 450mm 1/1250s f7.1 ISO 720 .. In the spirit of my recent post on equal representation for the ladies, here is the female of the white-wing I posted yesterday. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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White-winged Fairy-wren ♂️ Malurus leucopterus.  Etymology: Malurus  leucopterus (mal-OO-rus loo-ko-TE-rus) 'white-winged delicate-tail'. Malurus ‘delicate tail’ from the Greek malos meaning ‘soft or delicate’ and oura ‘tail’. leucopterus 'white-winged', from Greek  leukopteros, from leukos  meaning 'white', and pteron  for 'wing'. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport @ 600mm 1/1250s f7.1 ISO 400 .. Shout out to @heather_thorning (one of my absolute favourite bird photographers in the world), for the inspiration on this one. I saw her shot of one of a male  white-wing  with a piece of shell in its mouth (perhaps a gift for a lady friend) and said to myself that I had to get my own.  With tips from her and @shelley_pearson_  on where to start of my search, I was finally able to find one and with patience  nail the shot I was trying to emulate. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Laughing Kookaburra ♀️ Dacelo novaguineae.  Etymology: Dacelo novaguineae "New Guinea kingfisher". Dacelo (da-SEH-lo) this is an anagram of the name Alcedo which is a genus of river kingfishers.  Alcedo ‘kingfisher’. novaguineae (no-veh-GI-ni-eh) ‘New Guinea’ based on the mistaken belief that the species originated in New Guinea when it in fact originated from NSW. ​ .. I took this yesterday afternoon in a suburban park near me when I was out playing with my daughter.  I always have a camera on me but since I thought I would be snapping pics of Eva I was left with a rather too short 24-70mm, a lense better suited to landscapes than to bird photography.  While very common I have not got many shots of Kookaburras which I really like.  At the risk of patronising many followers whom are far finer bird photographers than myself, when you come to try and acquire a picture of a particular species you want to try and envisage the optimal body position to highlight the bird's features.  Now for many birds this may be front on with a cocked head but actually the really beautiful side of a Kookaburra is from behind where its stunning tail and blue markings are visible.  This however requires the bird to be looking back over its own shoulder at you when you take the photo and until now I just haven't had a cooperative Kookaburra willing to do this so it was nice to finally get the shot I had always envisaged even if it was without all the right gear.  Did you know that Kookaburra's were ​in fact introduced into WA South-West from NSW? They were released from the Perth Zoo between 1897 and 1912 in the vein hope of removing snakes from around the city.  They are exquisite hunters able to sit motionless for hours and to sense movement in a worm at 30m away without any difficulty.  They have had significant impacts on some of our WA native small reptiles. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatc

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Red-winged ​Fairy-wren ♂️ Malurus elegens. Etymology:  Malurus elegens (mal-OO-rus EH-le-ganz) "elegant delicate-tail"  Malurus, 'delicate tail' said to be from the Greek malos, 'soft' or 'delicate', and oura, 'tail' from which he (Vieillot, 1816) uses the Greek  mala, 'very or exceedingly' perhaps for the excessive tail.  All very tempting however, Vieillot clearly stated that he derived  Malurus from Greek  malos, which he translated into Latin tener, 'soft or delicate', and Greek  oura or Latin  canda, 'tail'. elegens 'elegant', from the Latin elegans ​meaning 'fine' or 'tasteful or elegant'. .. Sigma 150-600mm Sport Nikon D850 @ 600mm ISO 900 f7.1 1/1600s HH .. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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"Post pics of males if you want likes and followers, post pics of the females if you want equality" - Could this be the ugly secret of the bird photography world that nobody wants to discuss? Seriously though, you only have to search up some hashtags and you soon see that males are way way over represented in bird pics. and perhaps no more so than in this species, the Splendid Blue Wren.  Yes the males are stunning in their shiny blue Spring coats but right now they are in their scruffy  transition plumage looking like they had a late night and then got dragged backwards through a corn field. By contrast the women are as always prim proper and looking their best. So call it affirmative action if you will but I am determined to equally represent the ladies when I can get sharp shots of them (though in truth they are often shyer than the lads). According to my analytics there is a 40% chance if you're viewing this you're a woman  so can I get some "like love" for all the beautiful ladies! .. .. Splendid Fairy-Wren ♀️ Malurus splendens sb. splendens.  Etymology:  Malurus splendens [mal-OO-rus SPLEN-denz] 'bright shining delicate tail'. Malurus 'delicate tail', from the Greek malls, soft or delicate, and aura, tail. splendens ​'bright or shining' from the Latin splendeo. .. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Red-eared Firetail ♂️ Stagonopleura oculata. Etymology: Stagonopleura oculata (sta-go-no-PLOO-ruh o-ku-LAH-tuh) "spotty-flanks with conspicuous eyes". Stagonopleura 'spotty flanks', from the Greek stagon,  meaning ​'drop or spot' and  pleura​, meaning 'side or flank'. oculata 'spotty-flanks' from the Latin oculatus, meaning 'with eyes', which in this bird's case actually refers to the spots on the belly not the actual eyes. .. .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Red-winged ​Fairy-wren ♀️ Malurus elegens. Etymology:  Malurus elegens (mal-OO-rus EH-le-ganz) "elegant delicate-tail"  Malurus, 'delicate tail' said to be from the Greek malos, 'soft' or 'delicate', and oura, 'tail' from which he (Vieillot, 1816) uses the Greek  mala, 'very or exceedingly' perhaps for the excessive tail.  All very tempting however, Vieillot clearly stated that he derived Malurus  from Greek  malos, which he translated into Latin tener, 'soft or delicate', and Greek  oura  or Latin canda, 'tail'. elegens 'elegant', from the Latin  elegans ​ meaning 'fine' or 'tasteful or elegant'. .. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm SB-5000 @ 1/800s f7.1 600mm ISO 2000 #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Red-winged ​Fairy-wren ♂️ Malurus elegens. Etymology:  Malurus elegens (mal-OO-rus EH-le-ganz) "elegant delicate-tail"  Malurus, 'delicate tail' said to be from the Greek malos, 'soft' or 'delicate', and oura, 'tail' from which he (Vieillot, 1816) uses the Greek  mala, 'very or exceedingly' perhaps for the excessive tail.  All very tempting however, Vieillot clearly stated that he derived  Malurus from Greek  malos, which he translated into Latin tener, 'soft or delicate', and Greek  oura or Latin  canda, 'tail'. elegens 'elegant', from the Latin elegans ​meaning 'fine' or 'tasteful or elegant'. .. .. I love this shot because the bokah seems so atmospheric. It was overcast but the background bokah created by the dead Tree Ferns and brambles some 100m beyond the bird looks spooky. The Red-winged Fairy-wren is endemic to the South-West of WA and such a stunner with that royal blue chest 😍. .. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm SB-5000 @ 1/800s f7.1 600mm ISO 2000 .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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White-cheeked Honeyeater Phylidonyris niger race gouldi Ethymology:  Phylidonyris niger ​(fi-li-do-NEE-ris NEE-gehr) "black affectionate part-sunbird". Phylidonyris 'affectionate part-sunbird', Phylidonyris (phylidonyre in French) is the name Lesson (1831) gave to what he calls the third subgenus of ​Cinnyris, a  sunbird genus. Though he didn't say, it is assumed his word was made up from  Philedon plus the end of Cinnyris. niger 'black', from there Latin niger  meaning 'gleaming black'. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport SB-5000 @ 600mm f7.1 1/1250s ISO400 Easily confused with the New Holland honeyeater this is the much less common and I think more beautiful White-cheeked honeyeater . . #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Splendid Fairy-Wren ♀️ Malurus splendens sb. splendens.  Etymology:  Malurus splendens [mal-OO-rus SPLEN-denz] 'bright shining delicate tail'. Malurus 'delicate tail', from the Greek malls, soft or delicate, and aura, tail. splendens ​'bright or shining' from the Latin splendeo. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport @ 600mm f7.1 1/800s ISO 220 Had a great day finally met the lovely @georgina_steytler one of my absolute favourite bird photographers. If you aren't already following her, what's wrong with you? Go and do it now! #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Western Spinebill ♂️ Acanthorhynchus supercilious Etymology:  Acanthorhynchus supercilious ​(a-kan-tho-RIN-kus soo-pehr-si-li-OH-sus) "eye-browed spine-bill". Acanthorhynchus ​'spine-bill', from the Greek ​acantha meaning 'spine' and ​rhunkhos 'bill'. supercilious from the Latin supercilius  meaning 'above the eyelid'. Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport SB-5000 @ 600mm 1/1250s f7 .1 ISO 2000 .. #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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Rufous Whistler ♀️ Pachycephala rufiventris. Etymology:​ Pachycephala  rufiventris [pa-ki-SE-fa-luh roo-fi-VEN-tris] 'rufous-bellied thick-head'. Pachycephala 'thick head', from Greek packhus, 'thick', and kephale, 'head'. rufiventris 'rufous-bellied' from Latin rufus, 'red' or 'reddish', and venter​, meaning 'belly'. ' . . Nikon D850 Sigma 150-600mm Sport @ 600mm f7.1 1/1250s ISO 1250​ .. . . New bird for me 🍾🍾 This one had me guessing what it was for a while 🤨🤔 With help from others we eventually came to a consenses around the female Rufous Whistler over the female Golden Whistler. . ... #ip_birds #bird_lovers_daily #birdingphotography #birdnerd #birdphoto #bird_watchers_daily #nature_brilliance #birdsofaustralia #birdwatchers #birding_lounge #total_birds #total_birds #birds_of_instagram #birder #bird_lovers #australianbirds #birdsinflight #marvelouz_animals #birdsphotography #birdofinstagram #birdwatch #ausgeo #thebirdingsquad #capturethewild #naturyst #birdextremefeatures #birdsandblooms #birders #birds_n_branches #ig_cutestanimals

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