A few Pardalotes

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MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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We have four species of Pardalotes in Australia.There are two in North Queensland.The Striated Pardalote is common and the Spotted Pardalote is uncommon and found only in one area in far North Queensland.

Cheers

Murray

The Spotted Pardalote has beautiful intense colours.I love the diamond pattern on the back.

The Striated Pardalote is found in small flocks and seems quite social.

1Dx4me Veteran Member • Posts: 9,612
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nice birds and nice captur, Murray! keep those nice photos coming

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Yeah great shots murray, certainly seem to have a great variety of birdlife up your way.

This is my only shot of a pardalote and only one i have seen.

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searching_eyes Senior Member • Posts: 1,037
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Lovely and cute!

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OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks greyghost59,

Yes,there certainly seems to be a good variety of birds and wildlife here on the Atherton Tablelands. I am always looking for a great shot. There is always something that I have not seen.

Cheers

Murray

Australian Grebes in a chase.-probably two males.

Hardhead Ducks in takeoff mode

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks 1Dx4me,

I was very happy to be there when the Spotted Pardalotes showed up.They are quite uncommon and inhabit a narrow range of Far North Queensland above 600m elevation.That restricts them to tablelands or mountains in my area.

Cheers

Murray

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Super fine images, Murray!

I had to look up Pardalotes. Seems it is an Australian only species?

Dave

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Nice with 2 and 3 my picks for the cleaner backgrounds

Morris

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Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 15,110
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Superb shots. TFS

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windoze Veteran Member • Posts: 8,425
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Spotted Pardalote - what a beauty. My daughter ( looking at your pics with me ) says she loves this bird.

Thanks for sharing these with us!

Troy

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OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks Troy,

I am glad your daughter likes this bird.

Cheers

Murray

Here are few from yesterday.

Lewin's Honeyeater launching

Spectacled Monarch

White-Bellied Cuckoo-Shrike

Curious Silvereye

Staring me down

White-Cheeked Honeyeater

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks Dave,

I think the Pardalotes are found in other tropical countries. I really love the intense colours in the Spotted Pardalote.

Cheers

Murray

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks Morris,

I am always  trying for cleaner backgrounds.I ask the birds to move to a better branch, but they don't seem to listen.

Maybe getting closer will help and using a 500mm or 600mm lens might help. I can usually approach to about 5 meters. I keep practicing and practicing......

Cheers

Murray

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks Gautam,

What small colourful birds live in your area?

Cheers

Murray

Sacred Kingfisher

Mikel10
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Beautiful birds and pictures. Thanks.

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks Mikel10,

This is the first time I have photographed the Spotted Pardalote. The Striated Pardalote is more common.

There are new opportunities every day.I just have to be there and keep practicing....

Cheers

Murray

Mikel10
Mikel10 Contributing Member • Posts: 990
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Likewise. Patience, patience. I am trying to bet differeent poses from animals and birds.

Best.

Mike

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Hi  Mike,

When got back into photography 4 years ago, I was happy to get something in focus.Each year i set new challenges to work towards.My goal this year is to photograph more animal and bird behaviour.

Cheers

Murray

Intermediate Egret Chase

Platypus mating

Large-Billed Scrubwren feeding young

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Black-Winged Stilt mating

OP MuzzaAus Senior Member • Posts: 1,817
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Thanks searching_ eyes,

They are also very fast.

Cheers

Murray

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