Photos Australian Birds 3

Glossy Ibis. David Clode.

Glossy Ibis. David Clode.

Photos of Australian birds by David Clode. Gouldian finches, Double-barred finch photos, Honeyeater photos, Glossy Ibis photos, darter photos, Rainbow Bee-eaters diving and bathing photos.

 

 

 

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Gouldian finches in an aviary at the Mareeba Wetlands where they are trying to re-introduce them. Photo: David Clode.

Gouldian finches in an aviary at the Mareeba Wetlands where they are trying to re-introduce them. Photo: David Clode.

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Mareeba Wetlands. Photo David Clode.

Mareeba Wetlands. Photo David Clode.

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Double-barred Finch. Mareeba Wetlands.

Double-barred Finch. Mareeba Wetlands.

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Double-barred Finch.

Double-barred Finch.

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Red-browed Finch (Red-browed Firetail). lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

Red-browed Finch (Red-browed Firetail). lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

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Rainbow Bee-eater photos:

At first I thought these birds were catching something to eat, but it appears that they are having a quick bath. I have observed this activity at Freshwater lake in Cairns, and at Half Moon bay golf club lake on numerous occasions. perhaps a quick bath is afer than spending time on the edge of the water. See a sequence of photos of this activity further down this page. Obviously it is very difficult to catch such quick birds in the frame, in focus, and with a minimum of motion blur.

Photo: david Clode.

Rainbow Bee-eater. Photo: David Clode.

A quick dip, followed by rising like a phoenix.

Photo: David Clode.

Photo: David Clode.

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Photo: David Clode.

Photo: David Clode.

More Bee-eater photos further down the page.

Purple Swamphen on a rainy day. Hasties Swamp.

Purple Swamphen on a rainy day. Hasties Swamp.

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Plumed Whistling Ducks. Hasties Swamp. Photo: David Clode.

Plumed Whistling Ducks. Hasties Swamp. Photo: David Clode.

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Female Darter and two chicks on the nest. Half Moon Bay golf course lake. Photo: David Clode.

Female Darter and two chicks on the nest. Half Moon Bay golf course lake. Photo: David Clode.

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Male Darter sitting on a nest.

Male Darter sitting on a nest.

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Darter. Mareeba wetlands. Photo: David Clode.

Darter. Mareeba wetlands. Photo: David Clode.

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Glossy Ibis. Kurada Birdworld. Photo: David Clode.

Glossy Ibis. Kurada Birdworld. Photo: David Clode.

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Glossy Ibis. David Clode.

Glossy Ibis. David Clode.

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Eastern Spinebill feeding on a calliandra flower. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

Eastern Spinebill which has been feeding on a calliandra flower. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

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Eastern Spinebill. Photo: David Clode.

Eastern Spinebill. Photo: David Clode.

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Lewins Honeyeater. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

Lewins Honeyeater. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

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White-cheeked Honeyeater. Atherton. Photo: David Clode.

White-cheeked Honeyeater. Atherton. Photo: David Clode.

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Scarlet Honeyeater, Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

Scarlet Honeyeater, Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

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Macleay's Honeyeater. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

Macleay’s Honeyeater.
Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

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Dusky Honeyeater. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

Dusky Honeyeater. Lake Barrine. Photo: David Clode.

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Pied Heron. Birdworld Kuranda Australia. Photo: David Clode.

Pied Heron. Birdworld Kuranda Australia. Photo: David Clode.

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Yellow Honeyeater. Birdworld. Photo: David Clode.

Yellow Honeyeater. Birdworld. Photo: David Clode.

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Female Leaden? Flycatcher. Cattana wetlands.

Female Leaden? Flycatcher. Cattana wetlands.

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Little Kingfisher. Yorkeys. Photo: David Clode.

Little Kingfisher. Yorkeys. Photo: David Clode.

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A sequence of photos of a rainbow bee-eater taking a quick dip:

Bee-eater. Photo: david Clode.

Bee-eater. Photo: david Clode.

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Photo: David Clode.

Photo: David Clode.

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Photo: David Clode.

Photo: David Clode.

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Photo: David Clode.

Photo: David Clode.

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Affectionate couple. Photo: David Clode.

Affectionate couple. Photo: David Clode.

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Flying over the nest. Photo: David Clode.

Flying over the nest. Photo: David Clode.

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Rainbow Bee-eater flying over its nest (an underground tunnel). Photo: David Clode.

Rainbow Bee-eater flying over its nest (an underground tunnel). Photo: David Clode.

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A Bee-eater has caught a dronfly. Photo: David Clode.

A Bee-eater has caught a dragonfly. Photo: David Clode.

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Black-shouldered Kite. Atherton. Photo: David Clode.

Black-shouldered Kite. Atherton. Photo: David Clode.

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Osprey with a mullet fish which it has caught. Cairns Esplanade. Photo: David Clode.

Osprey with a mullet fish which it has caught. Cairns Esplanade. Photo: David Clode.

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