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Brown Thornbill

Brown Thornbill (Image ID 43174)
Photographed byMichael Hamel-Green on Tue 27th Oct, 2020 and uploaded on Fri 30th Oct, 2020 .
Resolution1400x850
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ID43174
CommentClose-ups can sometimes be deceptive. This one is of a Brown Thornbill and it might give the impression of a bird that is larger than it actually is, only 9 or 10 cm, no longer than my forefinger. The photo highlights some of the key features of Brown Thornbills, the deep red eye, the brown-reddish forehead, the dark streaks on the neck and breast, the brownish back, and, of course, that thorn-like bill. They are certainly tiny bundles of energy, never staying more than a moment in any one spot, which makes it a challenge to capture a good image of them, especially when their preferred habitats are often dense shrubs and trees where there is always something that gets in the way of a good line of view. In this case, the Thornbill
EquipmentNikon Z7 with Nikon 300mm PF f/4 telephoto
ISO 800
1/1250th f5.6
LocationCoburg Lake Reserve, Coburg, Victoria
Keywordsadult
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