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Rufous Songlark

Rufous Songlark
Photographed byIan Wilson on Wed 8th Nov, 2017 and uploaded on Fri 26th Jan, 2018 .
Resolution1400x969
Viewed71
ID29240
CommentThe ID of this bird caused some head-scratching. It was photographed in a mallee woodland in the middle of the largest NP in Victoria. Was it a juvenile Heathwren or Fieldwren? It looks a bit like a Little Grassbird but the environment was all wrong. I am very grateful to Jeff Davies who immediately pointed out that it was an adult female Rufous Songlark. The females are much smaller than the males and Little Grassbird was on the right track as it is the same genus (Megalurus) and similar general appearance as the female Rufous Songlark.
EquipmentCanon 5Ds + 600 mm f/4 II + 1.4x III extender, hand-held.
Manual, spot metering, AI Servo spot AF, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO 250.
Processed with DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
LocationMurray-Sunset NP (Victoria)
Keywordsfemale, adult
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