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White-winged Chough

White-winged Chough (Image ID 40148)
Photographed bySimon Pelling on Tue 21st Apr, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 22nd Apr, 2020 .
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ID40148
CommentThis group of Choughs was engaging in a type of dust-bathing, in which the birds surround a chosen area of soil and dig out beakfuls of sandy dirt which they then enthusiastically preen into their feathers, becoming a dusty brown in the process. I am not sure of the purpose of this activity but it may be to discourage parasites.
EquipmentCanon 90D; Canon EF 100-400 L Mk II zoom. 400mm, ISO1600, 1/800s, f/5.6
LocationMount Taylor Nature Reserve, Australian Capital Territory
Keywordsadult, behaviour/display
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