Sunday, 6 November 2011

Grey-crowned Babbler

Now that the weather is warming up, and the Noisy Miner seem to have moved on, the Grey-crowned Babbler have come back to our yard and have been very active in the garden. It looks like all the trouble we went to mulching the garden is paying off, as the Babblers look for food and gather material for their play nest which they are building in a tree across the road. We have counted at least 8 birds in this group so far at one time.
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Grey-crowned Babbler (Pomatostomus temporalis)


It is possible that this is a young one, as I saw it being fed by another bird.



13 comments:

mick said...

A very nice series of photos and how lucky you are to have these birds in your yard and be able to watch their behavior.

Gary said...

Great looker !! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

holdingmoments said...

What a beauty.

heyBJK said...

Great photos, Neil! I've never seen one of those before.

Dave said...

Stunning bird.... and a new species for my armchair birding list (or ones that I hope to see one day but maybe never will)

Springman said...

Great bird Neil. A babbler...doesn't leave much to the imagination does it? Still I think the plumage is fantastic and wonderfully photographed.
Cheers to you Sir!

Stewart M said...

These are such great birds - I could watch them for hours. Cant believe they are in your back yard!

SM - Melbourne

Arija said...

Thank you Neil. You just identified a bird for me that I photographed in the N.Flinders Ranges.
Beautiful Photos of the Babblers. Thanks again for this informative post

Pat Ulrich said...

Lovely captures of a bird I had never seen before -- it has lovely markings on its face.

Andrew said...

A lovely bird I was so unaware of... many thanks for sharing your images.

Pat said...

A wonderful series of photos of this fascinating bird!

Tracey N. said...

It is so wonderful to see pics of birds I have never seen or heard of. You are so lucky to be able to watch them in your own yard!

Nicole said...

That is one gorgeous bird and photos!
Never even heard of this fellow :)