Brown Thornbill ?

Acanthiza pusilla.

It could also be a Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris).

Dunes off Greenhill Beach, Greenhill, Queensland, Australia.

See approx. where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 6th July 2008, This photo: 2:36pm

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  • -Gadabout- said:
    Lovely comp :)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    You making a book Dave? :-)
    Nice image :-)
  • said:
    Another lovely bird picture.
    Nice work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) Only a slight crop too.
    Not yet... although people keep suggesting it.
    Bit of a rescue job on the sky as it was more blown than I'd like (an unfortunate side-effect is increased blue fringing, but I think the bluer sky looks better in this case).
  • ibsut said:
    It looks a bit big for a thornbill. (cf cottonwood leaves) I'd be leaning towards a whistler.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Thats all fine - but where are the bacl lit black chickens??
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, my initial assumption was a thornbill but closer inspection in my bird book suggests the whistler too. I might change the title.
    Ummm, still in the coup ? Yeah I'll get to it eventually.
  • Jack High said:
    Lovely shot. I like the upward gaze and it appears ready for action.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack. Yeah it took off very soon after this.