Paradise Riflebird

Today's prize catch. Spotted at Charlie Moorlands on a walk there. Very difficult to photograph being a dark bird in the rainforest. I had fogotten to take my flash with me on the walk so these are high ISO shots suitable for ID puposes only.

A spectacular bird to watch with it's irredescent crown, bib and tail feathers flashing as it moved about hunting for food.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 28th November 2010, This photo: 11:44am

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  • chooks! said:
    Are these birds only found within that area?
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Only in mountain rainforests between Singleton, NSW and Gladstone, Qld, along the line of the Great Dividing Range.
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice find Dave. That's a serious beak!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Indeed it is Ross. Very agile bird given it's size (around that of a crow I'd guess).
  • looby88 said:
    can see its got some pretty markings too though
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Aye indeed it does. Wish I'd had the flash with me to show them off more.