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Purple-crowned Fairy-wren

Purple-crowned Fairy-wren (Image ID 41433)
Photographed byChris Young on Sat 4th Jul, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 26th Jul, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1200
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ID41433
Commentssp coronatus.
Sadly this species is in serious decline due to habitat loss...

A nice breeding male & his mate...interestingly this male was in breeding plumage whereas the neighboring male (500m downstream) was not. More inquisitive than aggressive this pair escorted me along the river bank as I continued my survey.

No call back used...'phissing' being the only attraction technique. They were quite happy to come out into the open which enabled a clean shot with the pandanus (their much preferred habitat) as a backdrop creating a pleasing image.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II USM Lens & Canon EF 1.4x III Extender

Handheld at 700mm, exposed at 1/1600 secs, f/5.6 on ISO 5000

Processed in DPP4 (using Ian Wilson's notes) & Lightroom with Topaz plug-in for noise reduction.
LocationOff Gibb River Road (Undisclosed), Western Australia
Keywordsmale, female, adult, breeding plumage/features
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