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Blue-faced Honeyeater

Blue-faced Honeyeater
Photographed byPeter Bennet on Tue 18th Oct, 2016 and uploaded on Sun 1st Apr, 2018 .
Resolution1400x948
Viewed150
ID30066
CommentIt was late on a dim, drizzly day and I was walking tiredly home through the neighbourhood (north-eastern Melbourne) high school when I heard an unfamiliar call - a bit like the pestering cry of a young noisy miner, but softer and more fluting. It turned out to be a young Blue-faced Honeyeater - this was astonishing as although there had been a number of sightings of adults around Watsonia this was, as far as I knew, the first evidence of breeding in what was supposed to be well outside its normal range. I raced home for my camera and got off a number of shots in the failing light - Bub was hungry and parent had just about had enough! The subtlety in the adult's blue eyebrow is gorgeous.
EquipmentCanon EOS70D, Canon EF70-300 zoom@300mm, 1/125@f/5.6, ISO 1000, handheld. +1 exposure compensation.
LocationGreensborough Secondary College, Watsonia (Victoria)
Keywordsjuvenile, adult
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