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Red-backed Fairy-wren

Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 42615)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Mon 28th Sep, 2020 and uploaded on Tue 29th Sep, 2020 .
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ID42615
CommentBeen 'hanging out' with the small local population of RBFWs. My home on the NSW mid north coast is pretty much the southern extremity of their range for regular reliable sightings. Both these particular male and female birds at this location have been returning to their grassy headquarters (along a rural fence line) with identical prey. If the male appeared with a green grub, yellow grub, moth, or spider the female would appear soon after with exactly the same, and vice versa. I've been watching them for a couple of hours in the afternoon over the past few days and there's been no exceptions; identical prey every time. It's quite uncanny. What awesome little birds!
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM +1.4x III
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsmale, feeding/with prey, adult
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