Australasian Figbird

Sphecotheres viridis.

This male figbird was spotted in the park behind my Brother's house in the northern suburbs of Mackay. They are however pretty common from NW WA to Vic.

View all photos taken: Thursday, 23rd September 2010, This photo: 4:04pm

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Comments

  • leadegroot said:
    Such a pretty bird :)
  • chooks! said:
    I saw one of these down in Grafton! Is that one a male?
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Awesome shot of this lovely bird!
  • teejaybee said:
    Cool! The red matches the stems nicely :)
  • magdalena_b said:
    Great detail - nice shot.
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  • Im_a_teapot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/chooksh] The female and juveniles are much plainer. They look like this
    www.flickr.com/photos/12742129@N07/5228705694/
    They are very pretty birds. When chicks are fed by mum and dad they have this amazing shaking, rotating action they do to encourage feeding. When one is hand-raising them it's amazing and earns them the nick of "washing machine bird".