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Red-backed Fairy-wren

Red-backed Fairy-wren (Image ID 42853)
Photographed bySteve Mantle on Wed 30th Sep, 2020 and uploaded on Mon 12th Oct, 2020 .
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ID42853
CommentHad been observing a pair of RBFWs for a couple of weeks and I was constantly amazed at the array of bugs/grubs brought back to their 'home' area for consumption. 'Home' is a stretch of rural fence line overgrown with clumps of tall grass and thistles. Also remarkable was that they would catch identical prey. The male bird had just returned with a tiny orb spider. The female upped the ante with this much larger juicy morsel.
EquipmentCanon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Handheld from vehicle
ƒ/9.5 @560mm 1/1500 ISO1250
LocationPort Macquarie, New South Wales
Keywordsfemale, feeding/with prey, adult
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