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Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Fan-tailed Cuckoo

Chestnut-rumped Heathwren, Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Image ID 42946)
Photographed byMurray Chambers on Sun 27th Sep, 2020 and uploaded on Sun 18th Oct, 2020 .
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ID42946
CommentJuvenile Fan-tailed Cuckoo being fed by Chestnut-rumped Heathwren. A pair of the tiny Heathwrens worked flat strap trying to keep food up to this hungry "offspring". By nature of the scrubby habitat, obtaining a good picture of the action was almost impossible. The cuckoo always stayed low in the undergrowth waiting to be fed. Once fed, it would peck the "parent" on the rump as if to send it back for more food. It was an absolute privilege to witness this event.
EquipmentSony A9 camera, Sony FE 200-600 F5.6-6.3 G OSS lens
ISO 640, 1/640 @ f/6.3, focal length 600mm
LocationStrathfieldsaye, Victoria
Keywordsjuvenile, feeding/with prey, adult, behaviour/display
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