Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Wild Bird Wednesday 383 - Grey Crowned Babbler

The Grey Crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis) is a wonderful active bird to watch.  These birds were part of a flock of these birds that were actively foraging for food in the Alice Spring Dessert Park.

The Grey-crowned Babbler is widespread throughout north-western, northern, central and eastern Australia.  It is the largest of Australia's four babbler species.  As with many species, the population of this species is falling, but as yet this species is not one of immediate concern.

The flying dirt, bright light and consequent deep shadows made this (another) a challenging photo opportunity.  I rather like the amount of movement on the pictures.  These birds were really going for it!










If you look carefully at the bird on the branch, you can see that it has found a small caterpillar. 

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13 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

A very attractive bird, Stewart, and your photographs are quite outstanding.

Brian King said...

A cool looking bird with a serious looking beak! Wonderful photos!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

WOW! What a beak Stewart. Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead.

Ludmiła Jabłońska said...

Niesamowita fotorelacja. Zdjęcia doskonałe! Nie znałam tego ptaka w ogóle!

italiafinlandia said...

It is pretty... and of course totally new to me.
Thanks for sharing.
All the best.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It was really moving earth! The white eye line is very striking.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Yes, your shots give a real sense of the 'busyness'!!! YAM xx

Marie Smith said...

What a great name for a cute little bird!

Florida Farm Girl said...

An interesting looking bird. The neck and head seem very large for such a small body.

Cloudia said...

Thank you dear host

Linda said...

I like his crown! Thank you for hosting.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What a wonderful name, Babbler! Such a unique little fellow. Thanks for sharing him.

carolinesnatuurfotografie said...

Beautiful bird Sterwart. I think we haven't such birds in the Netherlands. Have a nice weekend. Greetings Caroline