Masked Woodswallow — Birds in Sydney

I was puzzled when I heard a series of different bird calls coming from one location. I looked up, expecting to see a butcherbird, as they’re good mimics. Instead I saw what looked like a Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike, also called a shufflewing. I decided the mimicked noises must be coming from a hidden bird, and I […]

Masked Woodswallow — Birds in Sydney

Photography of Birds – Set # 63 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Set # 63 Tufted Titmouse The tufted titmouse gathers food from the ground and from tree branches. It eats berries, nuts, insects, small fruit, snails, and seeds. Caterpillars constitute a major part of its diet during the summer. Titmice will stash food for later use. The titmouse can demonstrate curiosity regarding humans, and will sometimes […]

Photography of Birds – Set # 63 — H.J. Ruiz – Avian101

Crested Caracaras — Domesticity — Sonoran Images

You may enlarge any image in this blog by clicking on it. Click again for a detailed view. As I stated a couple of days ago, I’ve had the exciting opportunity these last few weeks to get a fairly close look at Crested Caracaras’ family life, something that I had thought that I never would […]

Crested Caracaras — Domesticity — Sonoran Images

Trails to follow — Le Drake Noir

Dried seaweed washed up on the shore – or more correct abandoned by the tide or the wind. Many trails to see or to follow. Trails “drawn” in the rapeseed field by a farmer. Nature has created a waterway here, not visible from a distance. Running water is always looking for a trail downhill. – […]

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Heeeey! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/125, ISO 500. Blue Jay What kind of shoes do ninjas wear? Sneakers. Interesting Fact: They often mate for life, remaining with their social mate throughout the year. Only the female incubates; her mate provides all her food during incubation. For the first 8–12 days after the nestlings hatch, the female broods them and […]

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Gaviota Rabihorcada/Swallow-tailed Gull/Creagrus furcatus — One Bird Per Day/Un Ave Por Día #1.134

Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaNombra en español: Gaviota Rabihorcada Nombre en inglés: Swallow-tailed Gull Nombre científico: Creagrus furcatus Familia: Laridae Canto: Roger AlhmanLa gaviota de las Galápagos (Creagrus furcatus), también conocida como gaviota tijereta o gaviota de cola bifurcada, es una especie de ave charadriforme de la familia de las gaviotas (Laridae). Es endémica de las islas Galápagos aunque puede verse también en las costas continentales colombianas ecuatorianas y peruanas. Es el único miembro del género Creagrus. Foto: Francisco PiedrahitaLibro…

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Lace monitor lizard in a tree — Birds in Sydney

I was walking along, my gaze in the treetops as usual, looking and listening for birds. I heard a frantic scurrying on the path ahead of me, and was just in time to see a lace monitor lizard scramble onto a tree. The lizard hid for a while at the base of the tree, observing […]

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