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Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 40247)
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ID40247
CommentWalking through open bushland (Wynnum wetlands reserve, Brisbane), this gorgeous Mannekin finch alighted on a dead branch only briefly- I managed just 5 shots with only one in focus, before he flew off. I was impressed- the finch sadly did not return. The birds were fairly jumpy because several ravens had gone to war with a Channel-billed Cuckoo nearby and the noisy action scared the little guys.
Keywordsmale, adult
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