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N 9 B 634 C 2 E Oct 9, 2018 F Oct 9, 2018
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Eastern Rosella (male)
Platycercus eximius

September 20th, 2017
Mount Martha, Victoria, Australia

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EF 600mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender

I love Eastern Rosellas, they are such beautifully coloured parrots. They can be extremely wary in the wild, however at this particular location they are somewhat more tame.

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N 508 B 82.9K C 31 E Sep 28, 2018 F Sep 27, 2018
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Spiny-cheeked Honeyeater
Acanthagenys rufogularis

April 16th, 2017
Hattah-Kulkyne National Park, Hattah, Victoria, Australia

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EF 500mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender
Canon 600EX II-RT flash

I adore these beautiful honeyeaters! Easy to see why they are sometimes called the Lipstick Honeyeater!

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N 19 B 801 C 3 E Nov 23, 2019 F Nov 22, 2019
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Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Lophochroa leadbeateri

August 7th, 2017
Cunnamulla, Queensland, Australia

Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EF 600mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender

A pair of Major Mitchell's Cockatoos basking in the early morning sun.

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N 14 B 846 C 2 E Jun 23, 2019 F Jun 22, 2019
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Glossy Black-Cockatoo (immature female)
Calyptorhynchus lathami

April 22nd, 2019
Mount Samson, Queensland, Australia

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EF 600mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender

One of the main targets for my Easter trip up to Brisbane were these wonderful Glossy-Black Cockatoos. Several birds had been reported & photographed on private property about an hour out of Brisbane, & I was hopeful they would stick around long enough for my visit.

Glossy-Blacks are the smallest of Australia's five black cockatoo species. They have a very specific diet - the seeds of the Casuarina tree, & when they are busy stripping these trees feeding they can be quite approachable. Thankfully, the property they had been seen previously still had some seeding Casuarina trees & we found a family of three feeding on a dreary afternoon. At least the threatening rain held off for the most part & the dark clouds dispersed for a few minutes to allow for a few decent shots.

Special thanks to Matt & Jas of Faunagraphic for their awesome company & huge thanks to Tim Jubb for his assistance in obtaining access to the property! What an amazing afternoon!

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N 12 B 1.1K C 1 E Jul 28, 2019 F Jul 27, 2019
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Southern Cassowary (female)
Casuarius casuarius
Endangered in Australia

November 16th, 2018
Etty Bay, Queensland, Australia

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens
Canon 600EX II-RT flash

The unmistakable Southern Cassowary - the giants of the Australian rainforest! If you ever doubted that birds evolved from dinosaurs, then take a good look at these prehistoric-looking beauties!

Southern Cassowary are a large, flightless bird, restricted to the rainforests of tropical north Queensland. They are Australia's heaviest bird, weighing between 35-85kgs & among our tallest at an intimidating ~1.7m in height. The females of this species are larger & more colourful than the males. Their diet mainly consists of the fruits of rainforest plants, & they will swallow entire fruits & rapidly pass the seeds in large piles of multi-coloured dung. They are the only known dispersers of many large-seeded rainforest plants & play a vital role is rainforest regeneration.

Cassowary are usually most reliably seen at the coastal town of Etty Bay, where a remnant patch of rainforest meets the ocean. This picturesque location is absolutely stunning, & these birds can often be seen wandering through the local caravan park & along the shoreline at dawn & dusk.

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