Monday, 11 November 2013

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

It is not always easy to take photos of some birds, in particular Chestnut-breasted Mannikin, as they are usually in flocks, and when one takes off they all go. These ones were more intent on feeding and allowed me to get fairly close.
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 Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Lonchura castaneothorax)





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27 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of a very beautiful bird. I might need to get out and try to find more bush birds!

Findlay Wilde said...

What an amazing bird. never seen a picture of one of those before. From Findlay

Phil Slade said...

Nice photos Neil. The species seems to have a very chunky bill (we don't have Mannikins in the UK).

Amanda said...

very striking! I need to try more bush birds too.

Carletta said...

I nicely captured series Neil!
The blue bill took me by surprise. :)

TexWisGirl said...

many years ago, i raised finches. i got a few pair of black and white mannikins. they were fierce during mating season and had to be separated. very sad! but they were beautiful birds, just like these chestnut-breasted.

Christian Weiß said...

Great birds and beautiful photos, some species can provide grey hair by trying to make a photo.

Karen said...

Love the blue beak!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog...I always enjoy the photos you do but these photos of the Mannikin are wonderful.

Pete Shanley said...

Well done! Love to actually see one of these one day!

Wally Jones said...

Nice images, Neil! These are handsome looking birds.
Good job on getting your photos before they all flushed.

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots of the bird.

Carole M. said...

aren't they beautiful birds Neil?! You got great snaps considering how tiny they are and their swift movements

eileeninmd said...

A nice looking bird, Great shots, Neil!

Dave said...

I have seen a few Manakin species, but never this one, lovely bird.

Terri Buster said...

Pretty birds- great captures!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Amazing images Neil!!! Pretty bird too.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely birds! The colours are very pretty.

Gail Dixon said...

Very nice. :)

Zizi Santos said...

Lindos pássaros!
e lindas imagens!
eu adoro pássaros!
Zizi

Stewart M said...

Some birds are not easy to see, let alone photograph!

Nice pictures.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Had never heard of this beauty before and what wonderful images...beautiful bird~

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi. Yes not easy to photograph but you managed we'll. Good job

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky you to have captured these tricky-to-photograph birds!

NatureFootstep said...

One species I have not seen. Thanks!

Sharon Wagner said...

Congrats on the Manny!