Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday 404 - Australasian Fig Bird

This is an Australasian Fig Bird (Sphecotheres vieilloti).  These pictures were taken outside of our hotel in Katherine in the Northern Territory.

The air con in our camper van had broken down (!) and given that it was stinking hot we ended up abandoning our camp site and moving back into town, where there was cooling and the promise of a new van in the morning!

Anyway, in the morning I was out and about and found this Figbird in the trees. Its a rather good looking bird!





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24 comments:

  1. Hello, your Australian Fig bird is beautiful. Great sighting and photos. Enjoy your day!

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  2. Interesting bird and one I have not heard of before. Thanks for the photos and for hosting. Take care, Diane

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  3. Das ist ein ausgesprochen schöner und interessanter Vogel.
    Bei uns in Deutschland gibt es ihn nicht, denke ich.
    Tolle Aufnahmen sind das.
    Liebe Grüße
    Jutta

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  4. I don't believe I've ever seen this one. Love the yellow underside and the red around the eyes!

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  5. Hari OM
    That's a cutie and not one I've ever seen. Ta for that. Staying reasonably sane amongst the madness this end... YAM xx

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  6. That eye is so different from anything I've seen. It is a good looking bird. Stay safe.

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  7. Thank goodness you succumbed to the comforts of an air conditioned hotel in town, so that you could bring this beauty to us. Great looking bird!

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  8. A very distinctive bird and very different from the brown female. Hope you and your family are all well. Thanks for hosting, stay safe adn have a good week.

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  9. Wow, Stewart! A new bird for me and what a looker!

    Wishing all the best for you and your family.

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  10. It's another beautiful bird you have around your area. I love that red around the eye.

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  11. Amazing to see the bright red markings around the eyes!
    I am having computer problems - cannot link up. Will you please link up my post for me?
    https://leasmenagerie.blogspot.com/2020/04/bald-eagle-april-21-2020.html
    Thanks!

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    1. I got my computer problem fixed, and have added my link!
      Have a blessed day!

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  12. It has a funny appearance and a funny name.
    All the best!

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  13. Beautiful bird with the red around the eye. I love it. Nice photos. Greetings Caroline

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  14. Very classy eye-wear!Too bad you had to lose the A/C in order to find this beauty. Stay safe!

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  15. A beauty with the red eye patches!

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  16. Another very handsome bird, Stewart, that , once again, never heard of!...:)jp

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  17. What a beautiful bird. It's not easy to photograph a bird hiding in a tree. Well done.

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  18. As yellow as a goldfinch!

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  19. I did click on the photos for a better view of this completely new to me bird, Amazing eye markings!

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