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Saturday, November 14, 2009

White-browed Scrubwren and Cicadas

The Cicadas (Psaltoda moerens) above were photographed in Tasmania a long time ago, but I had completely forgotten about the photo until yesterday when I shot a Scrubwren with a Cicada in its beak. The White-browed Scrubwrens seem to be quite common in this area, but this doesn't mean they are easy to photograph. They are always in the undergrowth and rarely stay in one place for more than two seconds. I've done numerous unsuccessful attempts to get a good picture and these are the best ones so far. At least you can see the bird!
White-browed Scrubwren, NSW
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